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uPortal Community Call July 22, 2010


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Highlights include
- uPortal and Portlet Development
- Documentation Strategy
- Yale University Portal Demo

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uPortal Community Call July 22, 2010

  1. 1. July 22, 2010 Community Calls Sharing Ideas Enabling Collaboration Building Community
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Introduction and Announcements </li></ul><ul><li>uPortal and Portlet Development </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Yale University Portal Demo </li></ul><ul><li>Questions and Open Discussion </li></ul>
  3. 3. Hold that thought… Questions and discussion at the end Additional feedback by email appreciated CC BY 2.0
  4. 4. Introduction
  5. 5. uPortal Steering Committee <ul><li>Elected by the Jasig membership </li></ul><ul><li>Erik Olsson, University of California – Irvine </li></ul><ul><li>Selected by the uPortal developers </li></ul><ul><li>Eric Dalquist, University of Wisconsin-Madison </li></ul><ul><li>Jen Bourey, Unicon </li></ul><ul><li>Representing the Jasig Board </li></ul><ul><li>Jim Helwig, University of Wisconsin-Madison (chair, board liason) </li></ul><ul><li>Jonathan Markow, Jasig Executive Director (ex-officio member) </li></ul>
  6. 6. May Community Call <ul><li>Topics included </li></ul><ul><ul><li>uPortal Development Update </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of California Irvine Portal Demo </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Archived on Slideshare </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  7. 7. Announcements <ul><li>2-3-98 Conference at SUNY Delhi - August 11-13 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Technology During an Economic Crisis, The Benefits of Open Sourcing&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. 2010 Unconference <ul><li>University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL </li></ul><ul><li>October 18 - October 21 Unconference </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focused discussions on topics YOU want: Implementation, technologies, roadmap, deployment, … </li></ul></ul><ul><li>October 21 - October 22 Developer Days </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focused time working on project development: uPortal, portlets, documentation, your own deployment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Register now! </li></ul><ul><li>More info at </li></ul>
  9. 9. uPortal and Portlet Development
  10. 10. uPortal Update <ul><li>Pluto 2 merged into trunk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Still working on kinks before cutting 3.3 milestone </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New URL syntax </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mostly complete, a few bugs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Syntax documented in wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Spring 3.0 in trunk </li></ul>
  11. 11. Portlet Development <ul><li>CAS Proxy Test Portlet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved configurability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Included in 3.2.2 release </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web Proxy Portlet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved Shibboleth support </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Portlet Development <ul><li>Simple Content Portlet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New Jasig portlet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides basic CMS capabilities in uPortal 3.2+ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sponsored by Ryerson University under Unicon's Accelerated Development program </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Content creation via WYSIWYG editor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portlet preferences persistence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Configurable security and content validation </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Portlet Development
  14. 14. Portlet Development <ul><li>More information on the Simple Content Portlet </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation and Configuration </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube Demo </li></ul><ul><li>See all our demos at </li></ul>
  15. 15. Documentation Strategy By Laura McCord
  16. 16. Documentation Licensing <ul><li>Documentation now licensed under Apache 2 </li></ul><ul><li>ICLAs are required for contributors </li></ul><ul><li>ICLAs requested from previous contributors </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  17. 17. Organizing Documentation <ul><li>Separating installation from customization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep it simple </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Start from the beginning and build upwards ensuring success from the start </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Outline https :// </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work in Progress https :// </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Organizing Documentation <ul><li>Separate the Manuals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Installation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Site Administration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Systems Administration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Documentation Progress <ul><li>Weekly/Bi-Weekly Emails sent out on particular topics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategy: Keep focused & organized on one thing at a time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What do we need? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Proofreaders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grammar, misspellings, etc.. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Does it make sense or are you lost? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Does the documentation match the implementation? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chicken scratch, notes, formal, informal, whatever....I'll edit it! </li></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Get Involved <ul><li>Shy? Send anything to me directly... [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation Track – Unconference </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-technical users can assist..we need you!!! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help write...Site Administration Manual, Systems Administration Manual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find the areas that need attention </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group together with others who have similar setups and attack a topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We'll have experts on hand to be the editors if you have questions </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Yale University Demo By Mary Hunt
  22. 22. Open Discussion The uPortal Steering Committee [email_address]
  23. 23. The uPortal Steering Committee [email_address] Feedback? Suggestions? CC BY-NC-ND 2.0