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We want the Portlet Specification 3.0 to provide great functionality that can be
efficiently used by Java EE developers. Developers should be able to easily
understand portlet concepts and be able to quickly come up to speed in developing
portlet code. Portlets should optimally leverage Java EE features as modern web
applications that support mobile devices and provide great support for client-side applications.
To assure that we reach these goals, we would be very interested in obtaining
feedback from the Java Community about your experience with the current JSR 286
specification and about your ideas and desires for new features for the upcoming
Portlet Specification Version 3.0.
Are you an experienced portlet programmer? That's great! Let us know your ideas and requirements for future portlet technology.
Are you new to portlets? That's great, too! Grab the current specification and reference implementation,
jump into portlet programming, and let us know the good, the bad, and the ugly of learning portlet
You can find the current JSR 286 Portlet Specification 2.0 for download at the JSR 286 Specification page.
The reference implementation is hosted by the Apache Pluto Project.
There you can download a package with the Pluto portlet container on Tomcat. The Pluto community can help you
if you have questions.
In particular, you could help us in the following ways:
Provide feedback about the current portlet specification
Would there be any clarifications / changes needed to make it easier to use?
In your experience with portlets, have you noted any "gotchas", programming problems
that you run into again and again, that maybe we could alleviate through a change in the specification?
Send us your ideas for new functions / features for version 3
What are the main Java EE features that you would like to see portlets support?
What new features would you like to see adopted by the portlet specification?
Get involved with the portlet reference implementation.
The Portlet 2.0 Reference Implementation is hosted on the Apache Pluto project, see: http://portals.apache.org/pluto/
We haven't started work on the Version 3 RI yet, but we will probably begin work before too long.
If you would be interested in helping with the RI, now would be the time to start becoming active at the Apache Pluto project.