JBoss Portal 2.7 will only run on 4.2.3 (not 5.0).
You do not have to build Portal, nor JBoss AS, in Eclipse in order to use Eclipse to develop portlets. What I did was create a simple web application project and added the jboss-portal.sar/lib/portal-portlet-lib.jar file to the libraries in my project's build path.
Yep! I'm pretty confused about how to get started, the reference guide has a lot of good information but there isn't much directions given on how to get started in portal development. Maybe I'm asking too much ><
I only have some hands-on with weblogic/jsf/icefaces, really want to give jboss portal/richfaces a try. Ok, so what I need to do is get JBoss AS 4.2.3 started under eclipse, create a new web application project, added the portal-portlet-lib.jar and deploy the project?
I saw JBoss has a webtools package for eclipse, will it be helpful to me in terms of developing portlets/customizing portal?
One of the first few things I want to do is to use Google Web Toolkit(GWT) and a few Google api such as the search api to create portlets for the portal, does anyone has experience in this and do let me know if there's any potential issue/s, I'm quite concerned with inter-portlet communication between GWT portlet and existing portlets.