uP3 Day 5: More Person Directory & Data.xml Channel Publishing

Faizan’s PersonDirectory changes didn’t seem to take on my machine — not sure why, maybe the UserAttributesPortlet got patched, and I don’t have the most current version? I think he started looking at GAPS at home, but was running into some problems.

I’m still looking at migrating our template user into the portal framework. For this testing run, I think we’ll just be entering definitions directly into data.xml, though if we had more than 2 weeks and were developing towards a pilot/real deployment I’m pretty sure it would be worth writing a portlet publishing tool. Once Eric oriented me on the portlet domain model, the db was straightforward, though the Portlet API’s support for layered, multivalued preferences make it more complicated than similar facilities in uP2.