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  • uPortal Roadmap Community Call: uPortal 3.2 and Beyond

    1. 1. uPortal Roadmap uPortal Community Call December 17, 2009
    2. 2. Agenda • Introduction • uPortal at the Jasig 2010 March Conference • The uPortal Roadmap • Getting Involved • Questions
    3. 3. Introduction
    4. 4. uPortal Steering Committee Elected by the Jasig membership • Erik Olssen, University of California - Irvine • Dwight Raum, The Johns Hopkins University Selected by the uPortal developers • Eric Dalquist, University of Wisconsin-Madison • Jen Bourey, Unicon Representing the Jasig Board • Jim Helwig, University of Wisconsin-Madison (chair, board liason) • Jonathan Markow, Jasig Executive Director (ex-officio member)
    5. 5. uPortal Community Calls Sharing Collaboration Community http://www.flickr.com/photos/iandolphin CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
    6. 6. Hold that thought… Questions and discussion at the end Additional feedback by email appreciated http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcobellucci/ CC BY 2.0
    7. 7. Jasig 2010 Conference
    8. 8. Jasig 2010 Conference “Ten Years of Open Source Innovation” March 8 - 10, 2010 Supplementary Seminars March 7th and 10th Developer Days, March 11 – 12 Town and Country Resort, San Diego, CA Registration is open: http://www.ja-sig.org/conferences/10spring/index.html
    9. 9. uPortal Presentations • “uPortal Environment Management Clinic” • “Content Management in uPortal: Two Case Studies” • “ZotPortal: Integrating with Legacy Systems and Planning for the Worst Case” • “Implementing Multi-Level Navigation in uPortal” • “Easy Portlet Development with Struts 2”
    10. 10. uPortal Presentations (cont.) • “Rich Portlet Development” • “Annotation-Based Spring Portlet MVC” • “uPortal 3.2 and Beyond” • “The Future of the Campus Portal” • “uPortal Distributed Administration and Development”
    11. 11. uPortal Presentations uPortal Supplementary Seminars • “Implementing uPortal” • “uPortal Migration: 3.0 and Beyond” • “Developing JSR 286 Portlets” • “uPortal Mobile Development”
    12. 12. Jasig 2010 Conference Plus… • uPortal BOFs • uPortal Poster displays and demos • jQuery Seminar • Building accessible web apps And… • Plenty of opportunities to speak with colleagues and experts!
    13. 13. uPortal Roadmap
    14. 14. uPortal 3.2 • Portlet Management • Mobile Browsing • CSS/JS Aggregation • Config Portlet Mode • All Portlets
    15. 15. CSS/JS Aggregation • Reduce the number of CSS & JS files • Uniquely name aggregations • Cache aggregations “forever” • XML to define skin resources
    16. 16. CSS/JS Aggregation Multiple Scripts (36KB): <script type="text/javascript" src="javascript/uportal/ajax-preferences-jquery.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="javascript/uportal/search.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="javascript/uportal/up-channel-browser.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="javascript/uportal/up-group-browser.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="javascript/uportal/flyout-nav.js"></script> Become One Script (19KB): <script type="text/javascript" src="javascript/uportal/uportal3_10_CA4AFE27EC643E4F96C7A724419E5C1E.aggr.min.js"> </script>
    17. 17. (Page generated 2009/12/16) uPortal Aggregated Imports
    18. 18. Config Portlet Mode • Portlets can provide their own admin UI • Integrated into the new Portlet Manager • Simplifies complex portlets (Web Proxy) • This will be usable by any portlet • Uses spec defined extension points
    19. 19. Everything is a Portlet! • Default publishing types are all portlets • All the IChannels are still there for migrators • Ease migration to portlets • Steer implementers away from IChannel
    20. 20. Updated Portlet Types: SQL Query
    21. 21. Deprecating IChannel • Explicitly mark channels as not recommended • Start planning around removing channel support
    22. 22. Portlet Administration • Re-designed user interface • Channel lifecycle management features • Mark channels as created, approved, published, and expired • Delegate permissions for each lifecycle step • Automatic publishing and expiration dates • Parent CPD for common channel parameters
    23. 23. Browsing Portlets
    24. 24. Selecting Entities
    25. 25. Lifecycle Management
    26. 26. Mobile Theme • Designed for the iPhone and other WebKit devices • Layout and interactions customized for the mobile environment • Themes for both uPortal and CAS
    27. 27. uPortal Mobile: Navigation
    28. 28. uPortal Mobile: Portlet View
    29. 29. Demos and More http://www.youtube.com/uPortal
    30. 30. uPortal 3.3 • Portlet 2.0 (JSR-286) • Removing IChannel Support • Consistent URLs • DLM Management in AJAX UI • Groups & Permissions Management Portlets • Spring 3.0
    31. 31. Portlet 2.0 (JSR-286) • Upgrading to Pluto 2.0 • Events, JS/CSS in <head>, resource serving • Will require us to drop direct support for IChannels
    32. 32. Removing IChannel Support • Necessary to move forward with uPortal • Channels never had a fully defined API • Significant overhead in feature development • This will greatly simplify uPortal's code base
    33. 33. IChannel Initiatives • Portlet to Channel adaptor stub project • Support for converting your Channels to Portlets • Open-source an IChannel and get help converting it
    34. 34. Consistent URLs /uPortal/folderName/state/channelName.subscribeId/render.uP • Move navigation state into the URL • Enforce canonical URLs • Allow usage of stats packages • AWStats • Google Analytics
    35. 35. DLM Fragment Management • Add fragment administration to AJAX UI • REST based service APIs for management • Will replace current User Preferences channel
    36. 36. Spring 3.0 • Using the new REST Services APIs • Converting to annotation based MVC support • All libraries are reviewed for upgrading with every uPortal release
    37. 37. uPortal - Long Term • Refactored Build & Deployment - Maven Only • Spring Security for Authentication • Refactoring of user/profile/layout data model • JPA for all database interaction • Grouper Integration • Multiple layouts per User • Integrated Content Management • Integrated Search Indexing
    38. 38. Refactored Build • Stop using Ant for utilities • Custom Maven plugins for utility functions • Command line tools that don't require the entire uPortal source
    39. 39. Spring Security • Replace custom ISecurityContext code • Becomes much easier after channels are removed • Provides for authorization aspects, simplifying code • “Outsource” documentation
    40. 40. Data Model Cleanup / JPA • Clarify user/profile/layout relationships • Create uPortal ER Diagram • Replace direct JDBC DAOs with JPA • Enforce database level data constraints
    41. 41. Grouper Integration • Talking with I2 about what Grouper can provide • Consider replacing group management • Consider just adding it as an additional group service
    42. 42. Integrated CMS • Embedded Java Content Repository • Portlet with basic WYSIWYG editor • Easy way to publish content • Content Management Integration Support (CMIS) • SOAP based API for CMS integration • Alfresco supports CMIS
    43. 43. Integrated Search • Embedded Java Search Engine • Searching across static portlet meta-data • Design API for portlets to dynamically add indexed content
    44. 44. Getting Involved
    45. 45. How Can I Participate? • Portlets • Documentation • Email lists • Testing • Sharing deployments
    46. 46. Portlet Development New Portlet Initiatives • Content Management • Banner Existing Portlets • Patches • Extensions
    47. 47. Share Your Portal • Demo at uPortal Webinars • Share Screenshots • Contribute to uPortal’s YouTube Channel • Register your portal
    48. 48. Other Ways to Participate Documentation • Help build skeleton manual • Contribute to uPortal and portlet documentation • Fix errors and omissions Email lists Testing
    49. 49. Questions? The uPortal Steering Committee uportal-steering-committee@lists.ja-sig.org
    50. 50. Feedback? Suggestions? http://www.flickr.com/photos/aphrodite/ CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 The uPortal Steering Committee uportal-steering-committee@lists.ja-sig.org

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