This article by Benjamin Mestrallet and Tugdual Grall provides an overview of the eXo platform, the Portlet 1.0 (JSR 168) and Portlet 2.0 (JSR 286) specifications. Topics covered include new features in the eXo Web 2.0 Portal, new capabilities in the Portlet 2.0 API, Inter-portlet communication, the eXo Java Content Repository, eXo Enterprise Content Management and the eXo business model.
Alfresco has released version 2.0 of their Enterprise Content Management (ECM) system. InfoQ sat down with Ian Howells of Alfresco to talk about ECM systems and Alfresco.
This week Roy Russo announced the creation of the Portlet Repository Protocol (PRP) which seeks to create a common web service API that can be used to communicate with portlet repositories. This would allow any portal vendor to browser repositories and download/update portlets like developers currently do when browsing/installing/updating plugins for their IDE of choice.
IBM has announced Websphere Portal Server 6.0, it's entry level Portal offering which includes a Portlet design tool, basic SSO, personalization-rules, configurable security policies, built in search, the ability to host multiple distinct sites off one instance, WSRP, and JSR 168 Portlets. InfoQ spoke to IBM to find out more about Portal development in the enterprise.
Version 2.0 of the Portlet Specification (JSR 286) has been released for public review. The reference implementation for this JSR will be the Apache Pluto project. The new Portlet Specifications will add functionality that was not addressed in the first version specification.