i forgot to mention
that i have downloaded jboss portal 2.6+as beta version
os is windows nt
and databse is oracle..
I am a newbie to J2EE. I downloaded JBoss AS 2.4 and going through the tutorial - http://docs.jboss.org/jbportal/v2.4/reference-guide/en/html/tutorials.html#d0e1661.
I am having difficulty understanding the package structure. I am not using any IDE so unable to figure out how this Build.xml works. There is no step by step guide which can tell you how they came up with this war file structure. Their tutorial says "If you have downloaded the sample, you can execute the build.xml with ANT or inside your IDE." but did not explain how build.xml was written(manually or using IDE). It is difficult for a newbie to understand these sample portlets deployment.
If you happen to find any book or reference, please let me know.
I will post some examples if I find something good.
Mallika, the build.xml file is used by the Ant tool to perform the build. You will, of course, need Ant, which you can download from http://ant.apache.org/. The build.xml was most likely written using Eclipse, but any text editor can edit it.
vikas01, your best bet is to read the tutorials that come with JBossPortal. Also, since you are new to the Portal I recommend that you start with version 2.4.1, the documentation for it is very good. If you try using 2.6, it is a beta, and so is the documentation that comes with it, so a lot of the documentation might not match the portal.
Also, for books to get started with see http://www.jboss.com/index.html?module=bb&op=viewtopic&t=88554
Thanks Peter for your quick reply. I do have another question..Are there any special tags used in Build.xml for JBoss Portal deployment. Or the one used in HelloWorldPortlet example is a generic one where I can change the information for each project. You can see that being a beginner I am struggling with some basic stuff. Pardon my novicity.
You can package a portlet as a war file, so use the < war > tag.