-- RobAllan - 25 Jan 2005

Portlet Repository

There have been several discussions over the last couple of year about setting up a portlet/ tools repository for VRE developers. A few existing sources of potentially useful portlet code are listed below.

To start the ball rolling I did a quick survey of what portlets are currently available. Do a Google search for "portlet catalog", preferably using a Google API portlet! This survey started as a 5-minute job 25/1/05, so is not complete.

JBoss - http://labs.jboss.com/portal/portletswap/portlets_collab.html Reviewed on27/10/06, has a number of portlets supporting collaboration; Alfresco CMS, Contact, InfoView? , Wiki, Kosmos (project monitoring suite), Pentaho Business Intelligence, Syncex Collaboration Suite (MS Exchange and Domino). Web page also says what licenses apply.

POST - Portlet Open Source Trading, on SourceForge? http://portlet-opensrc.sourceforge.net/ A disappointing list! http://sourceforge.net/projects/portlet-opensrc/ Currently has: Google API, wizard, mail, RSS and upload. Reviewed again 27/10/06, no change, site appears dormant.

OpenGridPortals - http://www.opengridportals.org

Portlet Exchange - sponsored by NABH, the creators of StringBeans? http://www.portletexchenge.com/ Has a large quantity of information presented in a portal and a number of portlets for download: chart, file, inline, JSP, JVM info, report, RSS, table, URL, XSL. Reviewed again 27/10/06, no change, site appears dormant.

GEMS - Gems provides a free collection of portlets that could be used in any JSR-168 compliant portal platform https://gems.dev.java.net/ Currently has or under development: E-Mail Portlet, Calendar Portlet, Address Book Portlet, Weather Portlet, Sports Scores Portlet, Blog Portlet, RSS Feed Portlet, Calculator Portlet, Image Viewer Portlet, Horoscope Portlet, Google Search Portlet, Ads by Google Portlet, Google Groups Portlet, Amazon Portlet, UPS Tracking Portlet, Fed-Ex Tracking Portlet, Hang-Man Game Portlet, Cards Game Portlet, Cartoon of the Day Portlet, Quote of the Day Portlet, Dictionary Portlet, Thesarus Portlet, Generic Datasource Seach Portlet (wikipedia data, corporate, etc.), Acronym search (internal personel directory, etc..), Voting Portlet. These are, or will be, available under Apache 2.0 license. Nice logo, but not a lot seems to have happened since Jan 2005.

SUN - don't know, see POST Currently has: don't know

Oracle - http://portalcatalog.oracle.com/ http://www.internetnews.com/ent-news/article.php/3111001 I couldn't find the list of more business-oriented ones but it allegedly contains some 350 portlets... Currently has: Quote and Chart free samples

WebSphere - http://catalog.lotus.com/portalworkplace Partner business oriented! Currently has: education portal, Micro Strategy document portlet, Micro Strategy folder portlet, Micro Strategy history list, Micro Strategy report, Micro Strategy report services, Micro Strategy search, Micro Strategy subscriptions, Micro Strategy web, Mind Cite Citer alternative query, Mind Cite Citer automatic text summarizer, Mind Cite Citer search and retrieve, optura vendor invoice management, SMS connectivity portlet, Solution Ware portal quickstart, WebSphere? v5.1 sample code, Health care service management.

BEA Weblogic - http://dev2dev.bea.com/products/wlportal/psc/index.jsp http://e-docs.bea.com/workshop/docs81/doc/en/core/index.html Some from business partners, other sample portlets are available which can be modified for use. These are all documented in "tutorial style". Currently has: SAP enterprise integration, Siebel enterprise integration. Login to Portal, Portlet, Login Director Portlet, Targeted Menu Portlet, RSS News Feed Portlet, Portal Search Portlet, My Mail Portlet, My Task List Portlet, My Calendar Portlet, My Contacts Portlet, Discussion Forums Portlet, Discussion Forum Administration Portlet, My Content Portlet, Dev2Dev? Portlet, Left Navigation Shell, Targeted Menu Portlet. Comergent business portlets. There is an active community around BEA Weblogicand a Dev2Dev? sharing group: http://dev2dev.bea.com/community/dev2devlive/

eXo - http://www.exoplatform.org Said to be the most popular free portal framework. But seemed to be down when I tried... Currently has: Xwiki (as we know). I tried again 27/10/06,

LifeRay - Also popular. Not sure what comes bundled with the downloads... Currently has:

uPortal - Popular with e-Learning types. http://www.uportal.org/implementors/portlets/workingWithPortlets.html JSR-168 is currently supported by a channel adapter until uPortal v3.0 appears. Currently has: Pluto test suite sample, RSS, Google

Jetspeed - http://jakarta.apache.org/jetspeed/site/catalog.html Currently has: HTML Portlet, JSP Portlet, RSS Portlet, Velocity Portlet, Web Page Portlet, XSL Portlet, Database Browser Portlet, Logfile Viewer Portlet, Web Clipping Portlet, Java Applet Portlet. Reviewed again 27/10/06, no change, site appears dormant. A few contributed portlets for Jetspeed 1.4 include: Mail, ToDo? List, Web Surf, Iframe Proxy, Web Browser Portlet.

jPortlet - http://jportlet.sourceforge.net/road_map.html Project seems to have stalled since 2003 and most of the listed portlets are not yet available. Currently v1.1 has: Bookmarks [DONE], RSS Feed [DONE], Menu [DONE], Google Search, Discussion Forum, Contacts, Calendar, Email Client, Document Manager, Login Portlet [DONE], login/ logout, poll,

GridSphere - http://www.gridsphere.org/gridsphere/gridsphere Currently has: Login Portlet, Logout Portlet, Locale Portlet, User Manager Portlet, Group Manager Portlet, Layout Manager Portlet, Profile Settings Portlet, User Layout Portlet, tutorials (Helloworld, Uihelloworld, Actionhelloworld, Photoportlet, Addressportlet), extras (Web clipping, file commander, banner, charts, poll and photo album), Credential Retrieval Portlet, File Browser Portlet, Job Submission Portlet, Resource Browser Portlet, Resource Registry Portlet, grid slide (Web DAV), Sun and IBM samples, Sun JSF sample.

OGCE2 - version 2 of OGCE NMI portal is using uPortal and GridSphere http://http://www.collab-ogce.org/nmi/index.jsp Currently has: Proxy Manager, Grid FTP, GRAM, GPIR. Velocity tool: allows you to port Jetspeed velocity portlets into JSR-168 containers. Portlet-independent services: for sharing data

Adenin Technologies - http://www.adenin.com/PortletsCatalog.asp Currently has: Notes, Citrix NFuse integration, MS-Excel integration, Crystal Reports integration, SAP integration, MS-Exchange 5.5 integration, News feeds and Web services integration, Flash portlet, Role member, Counter, Outlook Web access, Usage stats, Terminal Services client, Snitz Forum v3.4.03, Workflow, Image grabber, NatterChat? , Document management, Workgroup management, Discussion, Calendar, Application Management, Google, Conversion tools, Dictionary and Thesaurus search, Calculator, Translations, Daily information. Requires a Windows server. Reviewed again 27/10/06, no change, site appears dormant.

Topic revision: r7 - 27 Oct 2006 - 15:18:38 - RobAllan
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