Alfresco Released 1.2 version JSR170 level 2 complaint

One of the major player in Open Source Content Management world, Alfresco has released its1.2 version. The new added features added here are

• Administration – LDAP Support, Document Level Permissions exposed in web client, Upgrade Administration, Export/Import Permission support, Guest Access
• Standards Support – JSR 170 Level 2, RSS
• Customization – Web Services Starter-Kit
• Content Contribution – CIFS URL to access web client
• Team Collaboration – Forums/Threaded Discussions on a document or a space
• Advanced Search – Multiple Category and Object Type support. Saved Searches.
• Other – JBoss portal 2.2 and Firefox 1.5 support
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The some other major player in Open Source Content Management JSR170 complaint are:

Exo JCR- portal implementation


Sun Portal 7 supports Ajax portal container

The Sun Portal 7 got released in December'05. The enterprise system support Ajax Portal Container and SOA. Its part of FREE Sun Java Enterprise System.

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WSRP Participation with Portals

As Portlets is coming to its full swing, people around big web-applications are discussing about porting to Portlet technology. I was recently working analysing the efforts required to port an existing web-application to a propritery portal server. Such issues are appearing in greater numbers now. One of the alternative is to rebuilt the whole applications from scratch (reusing some components if possible, which ruled out if the backend is not in Java). But one approach could be to use WSRP support to use the existing applications in portal and add over it what ever new functionality we need as portal application.

As i am not much into WSRP, I am not sure how far this idea is implementable. Secondly, Peoplesoft Portal 8.9 and Oracle Portal supports JSR168 specifications but through WSRP. Is this the right way to do so? Wont it have an affect in efficiency of the portal application? Is it not better to provide the JSR168 support as a part of developement environment (without using WSRP) as is done in IBM,BEA and open sources like eXo, Liferay etc?