I have installed JBoss Portal 2.6 on JBoss AS 4.0.5 GA. It looks great!!!
I have following questions...
Is desktop introduced in 2.6 to allow users to customize(adding portlets, and positions) home page after login>
Is desktop required for drag and drop functionality?
What is the road map for JBoss Portal 2.6 (beta release date, GA release date)
We have our project requirements which match to lot of functionality provided in JBoss Portal 2.6.
Alpha was done last week, you can expect a beta for mid february, final end of March. We will do release candidates between the two dates.
Yes drag and drop requires full control of the user over the page, so it works only for personal dashboards (probably what you call desktop).
For now the page presented to the user after login is not the dashboard page. It could be configurable or smth like that.