I'm evaluating using kosmos and cruise control at the moment. I'm new to the world of application and portal servers, so please bear with me if I'm doing something stupid.
To keep the process as simple as possible, I have installed all of the release components out of the box. I am running on WinXP with Java JDK 1.5.0_09
From jboss I have downloaded the file jboss-portal-2.4.0-bundled.zip and unzipped it into the c:\jboss directory. This zip contains both the server and the portal server.
Next, I have downloaded kosmos-0.2.0RC2-for-jboss-portal.zip and unzipped that to c:\jboss too.
Now, I copy the 3 war directories (kosmos-portlet.war, kosmos-server.war and slide.war) from C:\jboss\kosmos-0.2.0RC2-for-jboss-portal\deploy into C:\jboss\jboss-portal-2.4.0\server\default\deploy
Then (with JDK_HOME set correctly), I open a command prompt, change directory to C:\jboss\jboss-portal-2.4.0\bin and then invoke the run batch file.
After a minute or so, the output tells me that the server is installed and so I open the page http://localhost:8080/portal and sure enough it is there with a kosmos tab. When I go to the kosmos tab, however, not all is well in the world.
Each of the portal windows (if that is the correct terminology) has the heading 'cannot render' and then an Object not found message in the body. Is this to be expected? It looks like something has gone wrong. A quick cut and paste from the internet explorer page gives the following text:
Object not found KosmosDependenciesSfMonitoringPortletInstance
Object not found KosmosToolsSfMonitoringPortletInstance
Object not found JBossProductsSfMonitoringPortletInstance
Object not found JBossSvnMonitoringPortletInstance
Object not found GmfCcMonitoringPortletInstance
Object not found JBossCcMonitoringPortletInstance
Object not found AtlassianJiraMonitoringPortletInstance
Object not found CodehausJiraMonitoringPortletInstance
Object not found JBossJiraMonitoringPortletInstance
Object not found JBossJiraSoapMonitoringPortletInstance
If I navigate to http://localhost:8080/kosmos-server/ then I see a directrory listing, so it would appear that is happy. The same goes for slide.
Can someone point out what I am doing wrong?
It seems you did everything right.
I remember I had the same exact problem with JBP 2.4 months ago, when that was in "preview" stage. I couldn't find any problem with my descriptors (portlet.xml and such), so I posted a bug report to their JIRA. It seems the problem still exist... Could you double check your config files if everything seems consistent with other JBP portlet configurations? If you could find the problem, I'd be very interested.
> is there anything else like should i install
> tomcat seperately here or Apache ant and
> other components to make the object render
Have you read the Reference Manual?
>Also the server running throws exceptons and stdout errors
>when it tries to invoke kosmos-portlet.war and kosmos-servelet.war
Could you paste your stack trace here?