3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 7, 2007 9:16 AM by Thomas Heute

    Disappointed at "horrendous piece of garbage"

    Yesudeep Mangalapilly Newbie

      Greetings,

      One of our users described the portal (version 2.4.1) as a "horrendous piece of garbage."

      Is anybody improving JBoss Portal? Everything is so inconsistent in the portal. Portal forums and the wiki, for example, have too many version conflict issues. Why can't I simply login as an admin and move portlet windows around to stick them where I want to? Why does it have to be so difficult? Adding a page should be as easy as Google's Personalized Home Page. Please get some good /designers/ (not programmers) to create your layouts. I can see JBoss Portal growing but at too slow a pace. At the moment it is a pain to use for the users as well as the developers.

      Regards,
      Yesudeep.

        • 1. Re: Disappointed at
          Thomas Heute Master

          That's very constructive, thanks.

          We try our best to make it worse but it takes a lot of time to break all the architecture we wrote.
          You should have a look at Portal 2.6, we succesfully broke almost everything. The theme look even worse, we hired a child to do it.

          If you have ideas on how to break it even more in 3.0, please let us know !


          • 2. Re: Disappointed at
            Yesudeep Mangalapilly Newbie

            Greetings,

            Apparently, my post kind of annoys more than it gets the point across.
            Apologies for that. About the comment on the portal. I felt terrible when my client said that to me. Nobody likes their users scoffing at them. Through my post I only want to point out why I got disappointed with the portal. :)

            Oh, and yes. Children have very vivid imagination. I do have ideas and I'll try putting together a comprehensive list of how you could improve upon the portal instead of sending another "constructive" post next time. :)

            Regards,
            Yesudeep.

            • 3. Re: Disappointed at
              Thomas Heute Master

              No problem, i am myself quite tensed those days.

              But really, JBoss Portal is a framework for portals, it has to suit most or all cases, but it can't fit them all out of the box.

              There is and there will always have work for integrators to tailor the framework to something that suits the clients/users.

              I personally like the latest theme (renaissance) made by a web designer. But i can't imagine someonte going in production with a default theme that may look like the competitor's theme. So our value is not the embedded themes but the fact that you can create your own and apply it, to say, pages or a whole portal.

              That said, we are open for suggestions and contributions.