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December 2011 uPortal Community Call
 

December 2011 uPortal Community Call

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December 2012 uPortal Community Call
Agenda:
* Release Strategy
* Git
* Statistics
* uPortal 4.1 Roadmap
* Portlet Updates
* uPortal 4.x Documentation
* Q&A

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    December 2011 uPortal Community Call December 2011 uPortal Community Call Presentation Transcript

    • Community Call Sharing Ideas Enabling Collaboration Building CommunityDecember 14, 2011
    • Agenda • Release Strategy • Git • Statistics • uPortal 4.1 Roadmap • Portlet Updates • uPortal 4.x Documentation • Q&A
    • Release Strategy
    • Updated Release Strategy • Regularly scheduled monthly releases • Beginning of every month • Ensure more frequent bug-fix releases • Have had two successful 4.0.x updates
    • Git
    • uPortal on Git • Git Repository • https://github.com/jasig/uportal • Jasig Git Documentation • https://wiki.jasig.org/display/UPC/Git+Workflow • Discussion at Unconference about managing university customizations via Git • Easy to stay in sync with trunk updates, contribute back fixes and features
    • Statistics
    • Current State • Events currently recorded to stats database • Database structure simplified as of 4.0.x • Now easier to add new event types • Next steps • Integrate aggregation functionality • Create reporting tools
    • Aggregation Strategy • Each aggregator will produce a specific report • Logins by day and group • Most popular portlets by month • Etc. • Currently integrating code from the University of Wisconsin
    • Reporting Tools • Build re-usable visual reporting tools • Use existing graphing SQL query portlet for inspiration • Use Google Visualization API to produce graphs
    • uPortal 4.1 Roadmap
    • Layout Refactoring • New features • Support multiple layouts per user • Arbitrary levels of tab nesting • Improve implementation • Adopt Hibernate/JPA • Drop current relational model • https://wiki.jasig.org/display/JCON/uPortal+Layout+Management+-+Requirements
    • Groups and Permissions • Modernize codebase to • Eliminate static method calls • Improve ability to write unit tests
    • Spring Security • Annotation-based permissions already integrated into 4.0.x • Replace custom uPortal authentication libraries with Spring Security for 4.1.x • Maintain less custom code and fewer APIs • More easily add authentication capabilities like OAuth
    • Portlet Updates
    • New uMobile Portlets • New jQM-based views for • Dining • Athletics • Shared data-gathering strategies • Custom XSD for representing data • Re-usable screen-scraper implementation
    • Athletics Portlet
    • Dining Menus Portlet
    • Tips and Emergency Alerts
    • Notifications • Aggregates notifications from external campus data sources • About • New Jasig Incubating portlet • Developed by University of Manchester • https://wiki.jasig.org/display/PLT/Notifications+Portlet+(Manchester)
    • Notifications Portlet
    • uPortal 4.xDocumentation
    • Content Writers While you go through your installation/configuration there are ways you can volunteer:  Content Writers − Sugg ested Topics: − Maven Overlay uses − Mobile theming − Load Balancing − Troubleshooting tips − Other....Expertise in a topic? Please share
    • Proofreading − Do all links work? − Are images/screenshots correct? − Are file paths in the content correct? − Do you have additional content that will enhance an existing topic? − Is the documentation still ACCURATE? − Does the documentation make too many assumptions?
    • Contribute Your Ideas Documentation Jira Tickets  https://issues.jasig.org/browse/UPD  Create a ticket for a topic/issue  Volunteer and take ownership of a topic/issue Please keep us informed  What do you wish to see in the manual?  How do you feel about the progress being made to the new manual?
    • Contact Information  Email me directly − Laura McCord mccordl@southwestern.edu  Post on the mailing list − uportal-user@lists.ja-sig.org
    • Questions andOpen Discussion
    • Feedback? Suggestions?http://www.flickr.com/photos/aye_shamus/2972528931/ CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 The uPortal Steering Committee uportal-steering-committee@lists.ja-sig.org The uMobile Working Group umobile-working-group@lists.jasig.org