Which version of JBoss Portal are you using, and what database are you using?
(By the way, this post should have gone in the JBoss Portal forum, you'd probably get more help there.)
Yes, it probably is better in portal now that you mention it, but I really don't want to cross post now.
I am using JBossAS-4.0.3 SP1. The database is hibernate. It is the pre-configured JBoss that comes with Pentaho (1.2 RC2), but it is not Pentaho (at the moment) that I am struggling with. I will do a custom install when I get a bit more comfortable with the platform.
The issue is that I have had to go to manual editting of files, because almost all portal settings through the GUI have been wiped after portal restart. I have given all the privileges that I can to the admin user and a portal user. I have also chmod'd everything to see what is going on.
I have noticed odd behavior with the admin side on IE (does not work here) versus Firefox. I am sticking with Firefox for the configuration.
I appreciate your thoughts.
Its Hypersonic, not hibernate. WAYYY too late last night working on this portal.
Sorry, but I am not familiar with Pentaho. I use JBoss AS 4.0.4GA and Portal 2.4.0.GA with MySQL or PostgreSQL. Haven't used the Portal with Hypersonic. Page definitions are stored in the database (in Portal 2.4), so I suspect that the problem is database related.