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From Chris Dietz <chri...@yahoo.com>
Subject RE: Portal: usable now? Usable in future?
Date Thu, 27 Feb 2003 08:50:13 GMT
On the portal subject...

Has anyone seen a message forum and/or group calendar integrated
with the cocoon portal?

I am starting to evaluate jetspeed.  any thoughts?

-chris


--- Carsten Ziegeler <cziegeler@s-und-n.de> wrote:
> The portal and authentication framework are used in production since
> years now - I don't have any links handy right now :( So, you can
> call the framework usable and stable.
> 
> I can't compare the cocoon portal with jetspeed, because that wouldn't
> be objective enough, I fear. But if you want to use Cocoon anyway, use
> the Cocoon portal; if you want to build your application based on
> XML and XSLT (for example for multi-channel), use the cocoon portal.
> If jetspeed provides everything you need know and in the foreseen future,
> well...aeh...use the jetspeed portal of course.
> 
> In general, I guess the cocoon portal is more flexible because of it's
> XML/XSLT nature - so you can add new features, integrate new portlets
> without writing one line java code; it's just a matter of "configuration".
> 
> The development of the cocoon portal will continue and it will be even
> more powerfull and extensible than it is now. 
> 
> Just a teaser: What do you think of a portal that can run "cocoon portlets"
> and jetspeed based portlets at the same time?
> 
> Carsten
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Tony Linde [mailto:ael@star.le.ac.uk]
> > Sent: Monday, February 24, 2003 4:35 PM
> > To: Cocoon-Users-List
> > Subject: Portal: usable now? Usable in future?
> > 
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I am PM of a project that needs to deploy a workable but customisable
> > portal as one of its components. The team working on this has set up a
> > Jetspeed-based solution using the demo site. I was wondering how usable
> > the Cocoon portal webapp is and whether anyone has compared it to the
> > Jetspeed one.
> > 
> > Also, is work still continuing on the Auth and Portal webapps? And is
> > there a release date for them?
> > 
> > We have to release incremental builds of the project but the final
> > release isn't until end of 2004 so I'm happy for us to work with beta
> > code (and even contribute to it if it adds to our project functionality)
> > as long as it seems a viable long-term project. What are the long-term
> > prospects of the Portal?
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > Tony. 
> > 
> > __
> > Tony Linde                       Phone:  +44 (0)116 223 1292
> > AstroGrid Project Manager        Fax:    +44 (0)116 252 3311
> > Dept of Physics & Astronomy      Mobile: +44 (0)7753 603356
> > University of Leicester          Email:  ael@star.le.ac.uk
> > Leicester, UK   LE1 7RH          Web:    http://www.astrogrid.org
> > 
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