10 Replies Latest reply on Oct 27, 2006 4:04 PM by Roy Russo

    Some problems with JBoss Portal 2.6 DR version...

    mmontoni Newbie

      Hi,

      I downloaded the JBoss Portal portal 2.6 DR version. I am facing some issues though...

      1) I already had developed a portal in 2.4 using a lauoyt/theme I did myself. How can I change that layout/theme to the new one version 2.6 is using?

      2) Also, I had a forums working beautifull in the portal I did using 2.4...now it is not working anymore...Any ideas of why? All my other portlets rss, weather etc seem to work fine...just the forum is bombing...

      Thanks! The new JBoss Portal looks cool!

      Mariella.

        • 1. Re: Some problems with JBoss Portal 2.6 DR version...
          mmontoni Newbie

          Sorry I forgot to mention one more thing...

          When I change the position of the portlet (new feauture thanks to Ajax) and then I close the browser the new position is not stored. It goes back to what I had define in the portlet.xml file...

          • 2. Re: Some problems with JBoss Portal 2.6 DR version...
            Ryszard Kozmik Master

            Hi

            JBoss Forums are not yet available for JBoss Portal 2.6 it is just a DR release, please be patient.

            Forums became separate project called JBoss Forums. You can find their user forum here: http://www.jboss.com/index.html?module=bb&op=viewforum&f=247. So please post any future concerns about Forums there.

            Cheers
            --------------------
            Ryszard Kozmik
            JBoss Forums
            JBoss Labs Team

            • 3. Re: Some problems with JBoss Portal 2.6 DR version...
              mmontoni Newbie

              hi,

              I am sorry, I saw your note regarding the Forums...I completely forgot. Will do that in the future.

              Thanks for your promptly response.

              Mariella.

              • 4. Re: Some problems with JBoss Portal 2.6 DR version...
                Roy Russo Master

                 

                "mmontoni" wrote:
                1) I already had developed a portal in 2.4 using a lauoyt/theme I did myself. How can I change that layout/theme to the new one version 2.6 is using?


                You should do this via the *object.xml. Look at the one in the jboss-portal.sar. The new theme is named "renaissance".

                For your other question re:ajax persistence. You need to be logged in and go to "Dashboard" on the top-right. Any window movements you make *there* are persisted. This way, users will only be able to modify *their* pages, and not the shared pages, the administrator configures.

                More options for users will be soon to come in the dashboard area.

                • 5. Re: Some problems with JBoss Portal 2.6 DR version...
                  wtff Newbie

                  Hi,

                  I downloaded and deployed version 2.6 DR and it works amazingly well for a dev release. The DnD stuff is great!!
                  Thanks for doing early releases.

                  I got one question: the responsiveness of the 2.6DR version of the portal is very low. If I minimize or maximize a portlet, it takes around 4 seconds until the action is performed. When I drag a portlet window to another position, the processer load goes up to 100%. I can literally remote-control my notebook ventilator by moving a portlet around.

                  This is not meant to be criticism. I just would like to ask if this is a known behaviour also experienced by others. I execute jboss locally and experiences this problem both with Firefox and IE.
                  My notebook has a 1Mhz processor and 1Gig of RAM.
                  thanks
                  Sascha

                  • 6. Re: Some problems with JBoss Portal 2.6 DR version...
                    Roy Russo Master

                    What operating system?

                    All JBoss developers are on different OSes (for the most part) and this is the first complaint of its kind I've heard.

                    • 7. Re: Some problems with JBoss Portal 2.6 DR version...
                      wtff Newbie

                      Windows XP
                      +
                      sun java JDK (build 1.5.0_06-b05)
                      (my jboss starts up in ClientVM mode, maybe that's also something I could change. Further on I will update to a newer JDK 5 build and test again.

                      I'm using InternetExplorer 6.0 SP2, Firefox 2.0 and Opera 8.51

                      well, we all know that a Microsoft OS wants to be reinstalled every now and then and mine is already quite old and probably has a few performance issues ...


                      I don't experience performance or load problems when I access the http://www.netvibes.com/ demo with my Internet Explorer. They seem to employ the same javascript DnD library but I can drag the windows around smoothly.
                      I compared the DnD performance of 2.6DR against netvibes in IE and it is quite the same.
                      My impression today is that the performance problems only exist when I use Firefox 2.0. I don't know why I experienced a slow IE performance last time.

                      Maybe it might be a good idea, to only use every n-th mouse-moved event to reposition and repaint the window in drag mode...

                      As a possible future improvement, one could also try to increase the responsiveness for minimizing/maximizing portlet windows by doing this on the client side (as in the netvibes demo) and only send the event as such to the server via AJAX?

                      --

                      Again, I'm so happy about this new releas. It's really a quantum leap. Can you say whether the 2.6 final version will come with a navigation portlet that has a hirarchical menu-bar?

                      thanks
                      Sascha

                      • 8. Re: Some problems with JBoss Portal 2.6 DR version...
                        Roy Russo Master

                         

                        "wtff" wrote:

                        I don't experience performance or load problems when I access the http://www.netvibes.com/ demo with my Internet Explorer. They seem to employ the same javascript DnD library but I can drag the windows around smoothly.


                        I have the same setup as you, and don't see these problems, but Windows does seem to degrade over time. Netvibes uses part of what we use, but not the entire scriptaculous lib.

                        "wtff" wrote:

                        As a possible future improvement, one could also try to increase the responsiveness for minimizing/maximizing portlet windows by doing this on the client side (as in the netvibes demo) and only send the event as such to the server via AJAX?


                        Its planned for 3.0. The portlet 2.0 spec will likely impact this, so we chose to hold off, so we don't have to do the work twice. We will end up with a AJAX-portal, ala netvibes, with all the extra goodies.

                        "wtff" wrote:

                        Can you say whether the 2.6 final version will come with a navigation portlet that has a hirarchical menu-bar?


                        Submenus in the tabs? I'm looking in to that (again) this week. Sortable tabs, I will have to look at, as well.

                        • 9. Re: Some problems with JBoss Portal 2.6 DR version...
                          mmontoni Newbie

                          Hi Roy,

                          I posted a message about submenus in the tabs...but I guess I got the answer in this thread. So in version 2.4 it is not possible yet right?

                          Thanks for answering my Ajax questions and thanks for version 2.6 it is really really nice.

                          --Mariella.

                          • 10. Re: Some problems with JBoss Portal 2.6 DR version...
                            Roy Russo Master

                            I am committing my code now on submenus over the tabs. They are pure CSS-driven, so not to require javascript on the client-side. ;-)

                            This is only in 2.6, so expect to see it in the next release.

                            I believe the subs are what you had in mind. They made the most sense. Dropdown menus onHover.

                            With 2.4, we are not adding new features, so it will not be there. Also, in 2.6, the tabs are no longer a portlet.