hmm, works for me. What exactly are you doing ?
There are several files I use:
*-pages.xml, portlet.xml, portlet-instances.xml
When I edit these pages under
jboss\server\default\deploy\myportal.warnothing happens. I guess I need to touch the web.xml file so that JBoss recognizes changes?
you are using portal 2.2, right ?
there is a new descriptor that replaces the old 2.0 style ones.
*-object.xml combines the -pages, -portal , and -instance descriptors.
If you are on 2.0 , then you're right: you need to restart to get the changes to be recognized. A touch of the web.xml of the containing war should do the trick as well, since it's a deployer that picks up the descriptors, but I haven't tested that myself to be honest.
again, you dre correct for 2.0, however 2.2 does have subpages. If you look at the OTB portal, the elements in the tabbed navigation are the top level pages of the default portal, if you pick any of those pages, the menu portlet in the left region shows the subpages of that selected top level page. I think this comes close to what you are describing here ....
Sorry but can you kindly explain what you mean with OTB portal and where I can find it?