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$Id$ uPortal Distribution -------------------------- Purpose ------- This distribution is targeted towards people who would like to install uPortal in a development or production environment. It contains uPortal source code and properties files, but not a servlet container, directory, or relational database, which are required. Use of this distribution requires knowledge of J2EE environments and the Ant tool from the Apache Jakarta project. Contents -------- 1) uPortal 2) uPortal dependencies (Xalan, Pluto, etc). 3) uPortal Architecture overview and JavaDoc API System requirements ------------------- JDK 1.4 or higher JAVA_HOME environment variable must be set Installation of Ant from Jakarta: http://ant.apache.org/ Instructions ------------ Modify build.properties with local settings. Use the following ant targets: initportal - installs uPortal into a servlet container, prepares a relational database with uPortal schema and data, publishes channels and layout fragments, deploys portlet applications dist - creates JavaDoc, uPortal jar, and uPortal WAR files. For descriptions of other Ant targets, see docs/uPortal_tools_overview.txt. Make sure the database and servlet container are running and access uPortal with http://localhost:8080/uPortal/ Your URL may be different if you have configured a different port and/or context name. You can login to uPortal with the following user name/password combinations: demo, demo student, student faculty, faculty staff, staff developer, developer Each user may have a slightly different layout. Notes ----- -Several properties files and one database table changed since uPortal 2.3.x. If you are upgrading from this version, you will need to see to it that your properties files and database data are upgraded appropriately. The difficulty of upgrading from 2.3.x to 2.4.x is expected to be much lower than similar upgrades in past versions. -uPortal does not strictly require the use of connection pooling, but it is highly recommended for production installations. If your servlet container does not provide connection pooling, try something like Yet Another Poolman. For information about Yet Another Poolman, see http://yapoolman.sourceforge.net/. -Bug fixes from 2.3.x releases have been implemented in 2.4.x whenever they were appropriate -If you experience XML/XSLT-related errors, there is a good chance that your environment is not using the version of Xalan/Xerces that comes with this release. If you are using Tomcat, try copying the following files into Tomcat's common/endorsed directory: xalan.jar, xercesImpl.jar, xml-apis.jar. Alternatively, you can specify the use of these jar files via a java parameter when starting your servlet container: -Xbootclasspath/p:xalan.jar;xercesImpl.jar;xml-apis.jar For more information, see Version section of http://xml.apache.org/xalan-j/faq.html -JSR 168 Portlets are supported in this version of uPortal. For information on installing Portlets, see http://www.uportal.org/implementors/portlets/workingWithPortlets.html. -WSRP functionality was included in uPortal as early as uPortal 2.2. However, beginning with uPortal 2.4, the WSRP consumer has been replaced with one based on WSRP4J. The WSRP producer has been deprecated but may be reintroduced in a future release. Please report bugs and suggestions: http://www.uportal.org/bugzilla/ uPortal website: http://www.uportal.org