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JA-SIG Unconf: Recap

So, the JA-SIG un-conference (even the working sessions) is over, giving me a chance to do some thinking and reflection about the event and its aftermath. Overall, the attendance, interest, and excitement demonstrated by all of the participants was pretty overwhelming. We had both more individuals, institutions, and organizations represented than we ever would have ...

JA-SIG Conference: Building Portable Portlets

Chuck is talking a bit more about his experience with portlets, and the implications for uPortal, Sakai, etc. Sakai portlet notes: * Preferences – site.upd to change * Edit Mode – site.upd again * `isUserInRole()` mapped to Sakai permissions site.upd, content.read, etc. The `isUserInRole()` mapping seems a little counter-intuitive — seems like really portlet.xml should ...

Sakai Conference: Portal Options

Chuck Sev. is doing a demo of some of the new features that have been ported into Charon Portal in trunk. Additional hooks in Ian’s new portal Impl support multiple Velocity ### Features * **Hierarchy** – sub sites, **NO INHERITED AUTHORIZATION**, velocity templated * **Single Tool View** – edit Page order, and the toolbar/nav disappears ...

Sakai: Powered by uPortal?

[Single Mind Consulting – Summary of Sakai](href=”http://www.singlemindconsulting.com/files/white_sakai_described_v1.pdf) > Furthermore, Sakai is designed as a series of independent tools built upon a robust, standards-based framework (uPortal). > `` > Sakai’s uPortal is a powerful portal environment that utilizes the portlet specification to ensure interoperability. This particular perception – that Sakai contains an embedded uPortal instance which ...

JRuby on Rails WARs

At Portlets2007 I was talking with Greg from St. Thomas about Rails, and he showed me a Rails app he had deployed out using JDeveloper and OC4J — basically Rails inside a WAR file. Very cool — and apparently easy enough to do that he got it working *during* my session on PortletMVC. Not sure ...