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JBoss Portal 2.6 Alpha 2 Release

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We have released the 2.6 alpha 2 release which contains the implementation of the important features of the 2.6 release.

The alpha 2 release also fixes the minor issues seen in the alpha 1 related to Oracle invalid table creation and WSRP deployment.

What's new since the 2.4 release ?

- Improvements of the dashboards with capability to edit private pages and copy a shared page to the dahsboard space
- More usability improvements : User / Role / CMS portlets redone
- WSRP 1.0 implementation
- flexible LDAP integration
- JMX invocation statistics of portlets
- CMS security improvements
- CMS Workflow
- Full implementation of JSR 168 portlet caching

Downloads from the download page http://labs.jboss.com/portal/jbossportal/download/index.html

The full alpha change log

** Bug
 * [JBPORTAL-528] - Management portlet creating inaccessible instance with empty name field
 * [JBPORTAL-602] - DivDecorationRenderer renders broken titlebar when browser window is small
 * [JBPORTAL-885] - Absolute paths in URL references (e.g., <a href=?>, <img src=?>, etc.) are munged. They should not be!
 * [JBPORTAL-951] - Navigation portlet incorrectly wraps in smaller resolution
 * [JBPORTAL-956] - "no selection" for Theme Leads to Null Pointer Exception
 * [JBPORTAL-964] - disorder display in 800*600
 * [JBPORTAL-977] - 403 error when logging in as admin with LDAP
 * [JBPORTAL-998] - Eclipse project files are not up to date with structure of third party libraries
 * [JBPORTAL-1005] - WSRP URL rewriter usage not thread safe
 * [JBPORTAL-1019] - NoClassDefFoundError does not show up during portlet access
 * [JBPORTAL-1033] - PortletContainer added logging causes class loading issues.
 * [JBPORTAL-1036] - Portlet container uses a log4j logger that use the portlet class name as category which leads to create a logger and prevent that portlet to uses its own logger factory
 * [JBPORTAL-1050] - WSRP consumer will throw an NPE if the markup response from the producer is an empty string.
 * [JBPORTAL-1051] - NPE if no session information exists when trying to update the user cookies
 * [JBPORTAL-1053] - WSRP URLs are improperly un-escaped in situations where they should be.
 * [JBPORTAL-1059] - Fix Theme module tests
 * [JBPORTAL-1060] - Empty preferences values are not retrieved properly
 * [JBPORTAL-1076] - User registration with email verification does not work
 * [JBPORTAL-1085] - CMS Export : Exception if empty folder or no file found for one language
 * [JBPORTAL-1086] - WSRP Producer does not correctly propagates userContextKey from UserContext to portlets
 * [JBPORTAL-1087] - org.jboss.portal.test.wsrp.v1.producer.MarkupTestCase test failure
 * [JBPORTAL-1092] - "Create a new file" tooltip says "Create a Directory"
 * [JBPORTAL-1095] - Failure in producer form processing when using array of parameters
 * [JBPORTAL-1096] - Error when set/get of portlet property
 * [JBPORTAL-1097] - Javascript error when CMS WYSIWYG editor and DnD libraries share the same page.
 * [JBPORTAL-1098] - Filesize not displaying in CMSAdminUI
 * [JBPORTAL-1104] - setting expiration cache has no effect.
 * [JBPORTAL-1105] - <p:theme/> mangles HTML assets defined in portal-themes.xml
 * [JBPORTAL-1117] - Performance issue in PortletResourceBundleManager
 * [JBPORTAL-1133] - after created a new window & placed he page, the 'Preview link' in management portlet cause exception
 * [JBPORTAL-1139] - Dashboard window ordering
 * [JBPORTAL-1143] - cant add windows to empty region
 * [JBPORTAL-1146] - java.lang.NegativeArraySizeException in uploading zip archive
 * [JBPORTAL-1149] - Tag header doesn't work
 * [JBPORTAL-1151] - jboss:service=DefaultPartition hardcoded in CMS cluster config
 * [JBPORTAL-1160] - Javascript error in dashboard in FF
 * [JBPORTAL-1163] - Portlet cache does not take in account window state and modes
 * [JBPORTAL-1168] - Wrong callback method in HA configuration for the portlet app deployer creating portlet instances at deployment
 * [JBPORTAL-1177] - impossible to move the windows on the right with the management portlet
 * [JBPORTAL-1181] - bug fix in send redirect with non idempotent commands
 * [JBPORTAL-767] - ERROR [org.apache.myfaces.portlet.MyFacesGenericPortlet]
 * [JBPORTAL-1039] - Producer NPE when no namespace prefix is provided in RuntimeContext.
 * [JBPORTAL-1041] - WSRP's processing of fragments leaves the fragment in incoherent state
 * [JBPORTAL-1136] - Renaissance theme causes the browser horizontal scrollbar to appear no matter the width of the window
 * [JBPORTAL-1174] - CMS Admin Portlet: The tooltip on the 'Create File' icon incorrectly says 'Create Directory'.
 * [JBPORTAL-1194] - 'Self' producer fails to be registered at server start
 * [JBPORTAL-1196] - Invalid table creation script with Oracle 9i
 * [JBPORTAL-1200] - Dashboard - window operations fail
 * [JBPORTAL-1201] - Consumer fails to update offered portlets list
 * [JBPORTAL-1202] - CSS Dropdowns not showing in IE6
 * [JBPORTAL-1204] - Producer configuration file is shadowed by portal configuration file when portal-wsrp.sar is bundled within jboss-portal.sar
 * [JBPORTAL-1209] - PortletMode and WindowState should use the correct to lower case conversion


** Feature Request
 * [JBPORTAL-240] - make header data available to jsp includes
 * [JBPORTAL-283] - WSRP producer
 * [JBPORTAL-372] - Basic Publish Approval Workflow
 * [JBPORTAL-464] - LDAP implementation of UserModule and RoleModule
 * [JBPORTAL-466] - JBossRenderRequest needs to provide access to the current PortalTheme
 * [JBPORTAL-630] - Portal name
 * [JBPORTAL-683] - Extend "PLT.6 Portlet Config" test cases beyond TCK assertions.
 * [JBPORTAL-705] - Consumer implicit cloning support
 * [JBPORTAL-708] - Producer simple level support (full portlet management interface support)
 * [JBPORTAL-712] - Producer persistent local state
 * [JBPORTAL-713] - Producer parallel rendering support
 * [JBPORTAL-714] - Consumer medium level support (full portlet management interface support)
 * [JBPORTAL-716] - Consumer parallel rendering support
 * [JBPORTAL-718] - Expose monitoring informations for JBoss ON
 * [JBPORTAL-823] - Access to Portlet Action Request in LayoutStragegy
 * [JBPORTAL-895] - update myfaces libraries to newest release
 * [JBPORTAL-988] - Sorting order for Navigation Portlet
 * [JBPORTAL-1014] - NavigationPortlet enhancements
 * [JBPORTAL-1017] - Submenu support in NavigationPortlet
 * [JBPORTAL-1029] - Ability for an administrator to add/remove users
 * [JBPORTAL-1040] - Enhancements to DnD
 * [JBPORTAL-1043] - introduce UserProfile and user metadata (storage mechanism agnostic)
 * [JBPORTAL-1056] - Drag/Drop dropmarker for better user experience
 * [JBPORTAL-1062] - ApacheDS for ldap integration testing
 * [JBPORTAL-1065] - Dashboard
 * [JBPORTAL-1089] - Admin to Default portal navigation
 * [JBPORTAL-1138] - Delete page feature for dashboard configurator
 * [JBPORTAL-1140] - Add Layout chooser to dashboard configurator
 * [JBPORTAL-1145] - Improve links in drop down menus
 * [JBPORTAL-1169] - Improve handling of unavailable producers when deploying -wsrp.xml files.
 * [JBPORTAL-1195] - Content framework for content integration at the window level
 * [JBPORTAL-1213] - PageRenderEvent which signals when a portal page is rendered

** Patch
 * [JBPORTAL-585] - Sorting and Localization for Navigation Portlet




** Task
 * [JBPORTAL-233] - User metadata
 * [JBPORTAL-264] - Login module can create missing user
 * [JBPORTAL-328] - CMS security
 * [JBPORTAL-522] - Edit modes and window states in the portalobject manager
 * [JBPORTAL-532] - Define CMS security
 * [JBPORTAL-635] - Portlet Container tests
 * [JBPORTAL-637] - Portlet Container test cases beyond "PLT.F TCK Assertions"
 * [JBPORTAL-667] - Refactor the command invocation framework
 * [JBPORTAL-721] - Formalize the contract between the core and the layout
 * [JBPORTAL-735] - Extend "PLT.5 The Portlet Interface" test cases beyond TCK assertions.
 * [JBPORTAL-750] - Extend "PLT.7 Portlet URLs" test cases beyond TCK assertions.
 * [JBPORTAL-751] - Extend "PLT.8 Portlet Modes" test cases beyond TCK assertions.
 * [JBPORTAL-752] - Extend "PLT.9 Window States" test cases beyond TCK assertions.
 * [JBPORTAL-753] - Extend "PLT.10 Portlet Context" test cases beyond TCK assertions.
 * [JBPORTAL-754] - Extend "PLT.11 Portlet Requests" test cases beyond TCK assertions.
 * [JBPORTAL-755] - Extend "PLT.12 Portlet Responses" test cases beyond TCK assertions.
 * [JBPORTAL-756] - Extend "PLT.13 Portal Context" test cases beyond TCK assertions.
 * [JBPORTAL-757] - Extend "PLT.14 Portlet Preferences" test cases beyond TCK assertions.
 * [JBPORTAL-758] - Extend "PLT.15 Sessions" test cases beyond TCK assertions.
 * [JBPORTAL-759] - Extend "PLT.16 Dispatching Requests to Servlets and JSPs" test cases beyond TCK assertions.
 * [JBPORTAL-760] - Extend "PLT.17 User information" test cases beyond TCK assertions.
 * [JBPORTAL-761] - Extend "PLT.18 Caching" test cases beyond TCK assertions.
 * [JBPORTAL-762] - Extend "PLT.19 Portlet Applications" test cases beyond TCK assertions.
 * [JBPORTAL-763] - Extend "PLT.20 Security" test cases beyond TCK assertions.
 * [JBPORTAL-764] - Extend "PLT.22 Portlet Tag Library" test cases beyond TCK assertions.
 * [JBPORTAL-765] - Portlet Specification 1.0 API test cases
 * [JBPORTAL-768] - Russian Portal localization (draft version)
 * [JBPORTAL-797] - 'GenericPortlet' class Portlet Specification 1.0 API tests
 * [JBPORTAL-801] - 'PortletException' exception Portlet Specification 1.0 API tests
 * [JBPORTAL-802] - 'PortletModeException' exception Portlet Specification 1.0 API tests
 * [JBPORTAL-803] - 'PortletSecurityException' exception Portlet Specification 1.0 API tests
 * [JBPORTAL-804] - 'ReadOnlyException' exception Portlet Specification 1.0 API tests
 * [JBPORTAL-805] - 'ReadUnavailableException' exception Portlet Specification 1.0 API tests
 * [JBPORTAL-806] - 'ValidatorException' exception Portlet Specification 1.0 API tests
 * [JBPORTAL-807] - 'WindowStateException' exception Portlet Specification 1.0 API tests
 * [JBPORTAL-808] - Check WSRP type definition to check for non-nillable values
 * [JBPORTAL-821] - Find out to properly bind property descriptions to schemas
 * [JBPORTAL-822] - Ensure that producer is back to a default state before the beginning of each test.
 * [JBPORTAL-842] - Protect each Producer method with a check of the registration
 * [JBPORTAL-861] - Brazilian Portguese Portal localization (draft version)
 * [JBPORTAL-887] - Portal UI usuability improvements
 * [JBPORTAL-896] - JBoss Portal look and feel
 * [JBPORTAL-897] - Define requirements for JBoss Portal look and feel
 * [JBPORTAL-906] - Missing TCK test cases
 * [JBPORTAL-908] - do some real tests for portal migration app use
 * [JBPORTAL-910] - On 2.4 release migration application should be exposed as separate binary
 * [JBPORTAL-922] - Test cases for portlet *Info interfaces
 * [JBPORTAL-931] - jBPM Integration for CMS
 * [JBPORTAL-937] - Create test for url regex rewriter in cms
 * [JBPORTAL-984] - Provice access to HTTP headers in request dispatch to a servlet from a portlet.
 * [JBPORTAL-987] - Check usages of ParameterValidation
 * [JBPORTAL-989] - Create new Default Theme
 * [JBPORTAL-990] - AJAX lib to allow user positioning of windows
 * [JBPORTAL-991] - UI for user creation of pages
 * [JBPORTAL-992] - UI for user editting of pages
 * [JBPORTAL-993] - UI for users adding windows to a page
 * [JBPORTAL-994] - UI enhancements to bundled portlets
 * [JBPORTAL-1006] - Fix drag & drop code to work in IE
 * [JBPORTAL-1007] - Fix drag & drop code to work in Konqueror
 * [JBPORTAL-1008] - Integrate drap&drop theme into the Portal (no persistence)
 * [JBPORTAL-1009] - Drag&drop unit tests
 * [JBPORTAL-1010] - Window drag&drop
 * [JBPORTAL-1011] - Drag&drop documentation
 * [JBPORTAL-1012] - Integrate drag&drop with the back-end (persistence of the window position)
 * [JBPORTAL-1013] - Database upgrade for the window positions
 * [JBPORTAL-1015] - Allow reconfiguration of a portlet instance from the deployment descriptor portlet-instances.xml
 * [JBPORTAL-1018] - Do not display edit mode when user is not logged in
 * [JBPORTAL-1021] - Fix DnD code to work in JDK1.4_
 * [JBPORTAL-1022] - Remove unecessary ui libs from DnD code
 * [JBPORTAL-1024] - Verify theme CSS compatible with multiple browsers/OS
 * [JBPORTAL-1025] - Integrate new theme with portal codebase
 * [JBPORTAL-1030] - Add support for utility region in existing renderers
 * [JBPORTAL-1032] - Document NavigationPortlet new features
 * [JBPORTAL-1034] - prototype ldap in portal
 * [JBPORTAL-1035] - Integrate JSUnit with existing testing framework.
 * [JBPORTAL-1042] - Add AJAX request Javascript
 * [JBPORTAL-1045] - port OpenDS integration from JBoss AS testsuite to portal testsuite
 * [JBPORTAL-1047] - Design ldap implementation for identity modules
 * [JBPORTAL-1048] - Implementations of LDAP identity modules
 * [JBPORTAL-1052] - Build taking too long and moving too many files around.
 * [JBPORTAL-1061] - Support localized description of portlet preference entries
 * [JBPORTAL-1066] - Instance customizations
 * [JBPORTAL-1067] - Portal Object framework improvements to implement different behaviors scoped by namespaces
 * [JBPORTAL-1069] - Allow for dynamic regions to read rendercontext
 * [JBPORTAL-1070] - Convert Dashboard navigation to portlet
 * [JBPORTAL-1073] - UserPortlet UI redone
 * [JBPORTAL-1074] - RolePortlet UI redone
 * [JBPORTAL-1078] - CMSPortlet default content update
 * [JBPORTAL-1080] - Update UserGuide for 2.6DR
 * [JBPORTAL-1081] - Update ReferenceGuide for 2.6DR
 * [JBPORTAL-1083] - Include new Red Hat EULA
 * [JBPORTAL-1084] - Update file headers
 * [JBPORTAL-1088] - CMSAdminPortlet UI redone
 * [JBPORTAL-1090] - fix testsuite build to include db driver jars for portal testing
 * [JBPORTAL-1099] - Expand Theme test scope
 * [JBPORTAL-1112] - Create cms security functionality in UI
 * [JBPORTAL-1113] - Update docs with new CMSAdmin functionality
 * [JBPORTAL-1115] - Update content for Greeting Portlet
 * [JBPORTAL-1116] - Update Installation chapter for 2.6
 * [JBPORTAL-1120] - TinyMCE update with last version / wysiwyg html editor
 * [JBPORTAL-1121] - Drag and drop for anon users in shared pages should warn you with an alert of some sort
 * [JBPORTAL-1122] - Move "My Dashboard" to be a tab in the navigation and color code shared and private pages
 * [JBPORTAL-1128] - Decouple core classes from test classes for RPM build
 * [JBPORTAL-1134] - explicitly set up hibernate dialect for portal testsuite
 * [JBPORTAL-1142] - Improve exception handling in dashboard configurator
 * [JBPORTAL-1157] - Create links to dashboard configurator
 * [JBPORTAL-1158] - Secure instances in dashboard configurator
 * [JBPORTAL-1164] - Document dashboards in User Guide
 * [JBPORTAL-1165] - Document CMS Security in User Guide
 * [JBPORTAL-1178] - Make JBoss Web 1.0.x deployment accepted by the portal deployer
 * [JBPORTAL-1182] - Add "Add to dashboard" command displayed on shared pages
 * [JBPORTAL-633] - Update core packaging so it is possible to deploy management apps in a separate war that contains tomahawk
 * [JBPORTAL-1031] - Update docs with info on the latest installer.
 * [JBPORTAL-1127] - User Portlet: Add "Delete User" action
 * [JBPORTAL-1144] - Change producer configuration format to accomodate more than just registration configuration
 * [JBPORTAL-1150] - Integrate the CMS Fine Grained Security Infrastructure with the Portal Security SPI
 * [JBPORTAL-1153] - Create UI for CMS workflow
 * [JBPORTAL-1172] - Port portlet clustering test updates from 2.4 branch
 * [JBPORTAL-1186] - Refactor Workflow integration from CMS Command to a CMS Interceptor
 * [JBPORTAL-1189] - "Build from source" section is out of date
 * [JBPORTAL-1197] - Document Page Cloning for dashboards
 * [JBPORTAL-1205] - Upgrade JackRabbit to version 1.1.1
 * [JBPORTAL-1210] - Remove layout strategy from ref docs.
 * [JBPORTAL-1215] - Integrate the CMS Security with the LDAP based installation via the new IdentityModule




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