1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 5, 2011 8:33 AM by theute

    Difference between JBoss Portal 5.0 and previous versions


      Hi All,

           I found that JBoss Enterprose Portal Platform 5.0 has something called gatein.ear that does the portal functionality in its profile folders. But when I checked out the earlier JBEPP (4.3 I guess), gatein.ear was not present. Instead, there were 2 services. I want to write a service readiness script that does some portal configurations. But I have no idea how the gatein.ear relates with the previous versions. Also I found that in the current version, files like cluster-service.xml and hasingleton.xml are missing. What is the equivalent configuration files in JBEPP 5.0? Any help would be highly appreciated as I'm working in a critical project now and I needed to sort this out.


      Thanks in advance,


        • 1. Re: Difference between JBoss Portal 5.0 and previous versions

          First, to avoid confusion there is no "JBoss Portal 5.0".


          We had a project called JBoss Portal (latest release was 2.7) the archive project page can still be found here: http://www.jboss.org/jbossportal

          Enterprise Portal Platform 4.3 (Our product for which you can buy support) was based on Enterprise Application Platform 4.3 and JBoss Portal 2.7 (Adapted)


          In 2009 we partnered with eXo to work together on a single portal project which is known as GateIn  http://www.jboss.org/gatein (latest release is 3.1 to differenciate from JBoss Portal numbering). It's a major improvement, there are still some parts from JBoss Portal, but most of it would be new to JBoss Portal users.

          Enterprise Portal Platform 5.x (Our product for which you can buy support) are based on Enterprise Application Platform 5.x and GateIn Portal 3.x (Adapted)


          You will find the EPP documentations here for 4.3, 5.0 and 5.1:



          Also since you seem to be an EPP customer, I would advise to use the customer portal instead of the community forum if you are looking for faster answers (We take PTOs but not our support team )