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Apache Portlet Bridge

Guy deLyonesse
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Joined: Apr 12, 2011
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This one can go in either the JSF or Portlet side, but it seemed Portlet was better.

I've been building my portlets in Liferay 6 using ICEFaces and PortletFaces bridge. All was well, but there's a particular component in Apache Trinidad that I can't seem to find anywhere else. Apparently Trinidad chart won't work with ICEFaces so I don't think PortletFaces bridge will be my solution.

So I'm looking into trying it with Apache MyFaces Bridge. I see they're still in Alpha for the JSF 2.0 compatible stuff, so I may be stuck doing this in JSF 1.2 if it isn't stable enough. Has anyone here tried it? Any horror stories or advice?
Guy deLyonesse
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Joined: Apr 12, 2011
Posts: 199

So more details... can someone offer some advice on this?


I’m working on a portlet using MyFaces and Trinidad. I have successfully created a working hello world portlet using:

MyFaces 2.0
PortletBridge 3.0
Trinidad 2.0

The environment is

Liferay 6.0.6 running on Tomcat 6.0.29

The portlet installs and runs fine, displaying a simple outputText control, but the Trinidad Chart control doesn’t display. The value is set to a backing bean that is being instantiated (debug statement in the constructor outputs) but no graphical display.

My faces-config.xml:

My Trinidad-config.xml

My view.xhtml:

My web.xml:

I’m getting no errors of any kind, yet all I see in the portlet view is the value of the h: outputText, and the debug statement in my backing bean outputs, so at least I know everything else is working.

Any ideas? It works fine as a stand alone app.

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