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Portlets2007

I just got back from 4 days out at University of Montana where I presented a couple of sessions at the Portlets2007 conference. It was an interesting experience — most of my past experience has been at JA-SIG, JUGs, or other open-source heavy audiences which tend to be… shall we say… self-selected. I did 2 ...

uP3 Day 6: More Layouts & GAPS

Published lots of portlets… edited lots of data.xml… really need a publishing tool. 🙂 Faizan’s been struggling all day without to much traction working on getting GAPS working – looks like some kinks between the updated PersonDirectory code and changes Dan’s been making on GAPS as the API evolves. I saw he posted last night ...

uP3 Day 4: PersonDirectory & Portlet Publishing

Faizan got PersonDirectory working — after several updates and IRC exchanges with Eric. So uP3 now hits Rutgers LDAP to retrieve a mapping of our person attributes. Hard to test since the Portlet spec makes you explicitly declare the user attributes a portlet recieves. Probably privacy friendly, though writing a “show me all the attibutes” ...

uP3 Day 2: Oracle & Users

Well, only got a couple of hours today to crack on uP3, but did manage to get it running on Oracle. After fixing the dbLoader thing, today it looks like everything is working (numerous restarts and cleans later). So, then went to add some users, which requires… manual SQL. Adding users required inserting rows into: ...

JA-SIG Projects in Action

John Lewis from Unicon talked about open-source in Universities. Higher Ed has an extremely complex, dynamic, organizational structures. uPortal has grouping and other mechanisms which are more sophisticated than other projects, battle tested for large and sophisticated higher-ed deployments. CAS was one of the first systems, has features like Proxy Auth that no one else ...