BBC Weather dashlet for Alfresco Share
Author: Will Abson
This add-on project for Alfresco Share defines a simple dashlet to display current weather observations and a three day forecast for over 9,000 locations across the world. Data is sourced from the BBC Weather RSS feeds.
The dashlet is packaged as a single JAR file for easy installation into Alfresco Share.
To install the dashlet, simply drop the
bbc-weather-dashlet-<version>.jar file into the
tomcat/shared/lib folder within your Alfresco installation, and restart the application server. You might need to create this folder if it does not already exist.
Building from Source
An Ant build script is provided to build a JAR file containing the custom files, which can then be installed into the
tomcat/shared/lib folder of your Alfresco installation.
To build the JAR file, run Ant from the base project directory.
The command should build a JAR file named
bbc-weather-dashlet-<version>.jar in the
build/dist directory within your project.
To deploy the dashlet files into a local Tomcat instance for testing, you can use the
hotcopy-tomcat-jar task. You will need to set the
tomcat.home property in Ant.
ant -Dtomcat.home=C:/Alfresco/tomcat hotcopy-tomcat-jar
Once you have deployed the JAR file you will need to restart Tomcat so that the resources are picked up.
- Log in to Alfresco Share and navigate to a site or user dashboard.
- Click the Customize Dashboard button to edit the contents of the dashboard and drag the dashlet into one of the columns from the list of dashlets.