Thursday, July 26, 2007

JBoss Portal 2.6.1.GA released

Product release blog entries are boring. Still, blogs are a good way to communicate thanks to rss aggregators, so here it is. JBoss Portal 2.6.1.GA is hot and ready to use !!!
This release is fixing the known issues observed on 2.6.0.GA (Here is the list).

In few lines here are the major fixes:
- Fixed Oracle issues with the dashboards
- Fixed a couple of Internet Explorer issues (Note to myself, rant about how IE sucks)
- Fixed JSF isolation, JBoss Portal won't interfere with your JSF webapps (MetaBridge errors) (Note to myself, rant about the JSF+Facelets+Portlet a so wanted stack but currently a nightmare)

It is fully backward compatible with JBoss Portal 2.6.0.GA.

Note that if you use the bundle version we now bundle JBoss Portal with JBoss AS 4.2.1.GA and its embedded Sun RI implementation of JSF 1.2. (JBoss Portal 2.6.1.GA still supports JBoss AS 4.0.5.GA so you can also replace former binaries with the new ones)

Thank you all for the feedback, and please keep reporting bugs/issues/... in our forum.

4 comments:

Craig said...

Congrats on the new release. So what's the deal with Facelets and portlets? Does this mean that Seam + portlets is also a nightmare?

Thomas Heute said...

The deal is that JSF is great, Facelets is great, Portlets are great, JSF+Facelets works great. JSF+Portlet works ok (the JSR-301 specification is addressing this issue).
Now you have to find the perfect combination of JSF implementation + bridge, Facelets to work to build JSR-168 portlets.
The good news is that we already provided patches to Facelets and the Sun bridge on the issues we faced. It's getting there, in the meantime you need to stick with what works best for you. (In our case that was myFaces (JSF1.1 impl) with it's bridge and a patched Facelets http://repository.jboss.com/facelets/1.1.1-patched-jboss4.2/)

GenTeal said...

Provide a more robust security administration. Closer adherence to JSR-168 portlet mode security. Currently, as I know it there is no way to configure mode permissions on a portlet.

Kenan Sevindik said...

Hi all,

I want to mention that very popular Acegi Security Framework is integrated with JBoss portal 2.6.1. You can use all of the authorization features of Acegi within portlets deployed into JBoss Portal. You can access the solution from here:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/acegi-ext/

Kind Regards

Kenan Sevindik
http://ksevindik.blogspot.com