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From David Sean Taylor <tay...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCE] Apache Portals Jetspeed 2.2.0, Pluto 2.0.0, Applications 1.0 releases
Date Thu, 28 May 2009 17:23:40 GMT
The Apache Portals team is proud to announce the major release of a  
suite of new Portal projects, all aligned to the new Portlet API 2.0  
specification (JSR-286):

	* Version 2.2.0 of the Jetspeed Enterprise Portal
	* Version 2.0.0 of the Pluto Container
	* Version 1.0 of several new Portals Applications

More information about the Apache Portals Project itself and its  
projects can be found here:


Jetspeed is an Open Portal Platform and Enterprise Portal, written in  
open source to the Java Portlet API standard under the Apache license.  
Version 2.2.0 is a major update from the 2.1.3 release.
New Features and improvements in Version 2.2.0:

	* Portlet API 2.0 Support and Compliance
	* Inter-Portlet Communication via Events
	* New High Speed Preferences Database Storage
	* New Extensible Security Model with LDAP Synchronization
	* Improved Documentation including 5 New Guides (Users Guide, Admin  
Guide, Developers Guide, Build Guide, Deploy Guide)
	* New Improved Administrative Portlets
	* New Skins
	* New Maven-2 Custom Build
	* Improved integration support for popular web development frameworks  
like Wicket, Spring MVC, JSF, and Struts

Full details can be found in the Jetspeed 2.2.0 release notes:


A demo of Jetspeed is running live at Apache Zones. Login with  
username/password admin/j2:


Pluto Container is the Reference Implementation of th Java Portlet  
Specifications 1.0 and 2.0.
Pluto 2.0.0 is fully compliant with the latest 2.0 specification, also  
known as JSR-286,
as well as the 1.0 specification, known as JSR-168.

Full details can be found in the Pluto 2.0.0 release notes:


Apache Portals Applications (APA) is a new collaborative software  
development project existing under the Apache Portals project. APA is  
dedicated to providing robust, full-featured, commercial-quality, and  
freely available Portlet Applications under the Apache license  
developed at the Apache Software Foundation. The APA project releases  
1.0 versions of the following Portlet Applications and components, all  
targetted at the Portlet Specification 2.0 (JR-286):

	* Gems - A collection of reusable portlets including Flash, Google  
Maps, File, Event and Browser portlets.
	* Database Browser - A portlet application dedicated to the  
development and database portlet development including scrollable  
lists and data entry forms
	* Demo - A portlet application dedicated to learning Java and Groovy  
portlet programming and tutorials, as well as some helpful weather and  
bookmark portlets
	* RSS - A portlet application dedicated to the development of RSS  
portlet features
	* Web Content - A portlet application dedicated to the development of  
Web Content rewriting and IFrame based web content.
	* Logging - Apache Portals Applications Logging, (APA Logging), is a  
utility library used to setup and deploy logging to portlet applications

Source and binary distributions, including standard and full demo  
installers for Jetspeed-2 Portal, are available from:


Validating the release

The release has been signed by Vivek Kumar, Carsten Ziegeler, and  
David Taylor, the release managers for
this release. The public key can be found in the KEYS file in the  
area. Download the KEYS file only from the Apache website.


Instructions on how to validate the release can be found here:


Reporting Issues

In case you encounter an issue, we would appreciate if you can report  
it through our issue tracking system:


We hope you enjoy using Apache Portals! If you have any questions,  
please consult:

    * The web site: http://portals.apache.org/
    * The  mailing lists: http://portals.apache.org/mail-lists.html

David Sean Taylor
On behalf of the Apache Portals Team

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