We are very actively working on it.
Nukes 2.0 is a portal, there is a developer version release available and you can already create some portlets. But for now there is no user login system nor role-based security.
It fully respects the JSR-168 portlet specification, so any JSR-168 compatible portlet fits in Nukes.
Julien is working hard on the user storage and login across a cluster and is almost done. (by saying that i put more pressure on him :) seriously, he's almost done)
I am working as hard on the rendering of portlets we are now using mostly JSPs with custom tags and keeping the context mechanism from Nukes 1. (I have never been so close from finishing it)
We will then need to port the modules from Nukes 1 (help would be welcome)
We expect to do all that in the few coming months.
Excellent, thanks for the updated info. I've been playing with the developer release. Trying to get up to speed on JSR 168 as its coming down the pipe at work, also trying to get up to speed on JavaServer Faces now.
If I can get myself to a "usefull" state I'll gladly help out where I can, but I got a few weeks yet of mulling through the Apress Portlet book and the Sun JavaServer Faces book yet..
The developer release is great by the way, I am just itching for more ;-)
If you plan to use JSF in a portlet environment you should know that it can't work out of the box.
To be able to use JSF you would need a bridge from the JSF implementation to JBoss Nukes Portal.