[geeklog-devel] GL2 API thoughts

Tony Bibbs tony at tonybibbs.com
Wed Mar 5 13:42:28 EST 2003

Well, call me the town idiot.  I'm familiar with the Java portlet API, it 
has been mentioned as a way to replace the 1.3.x 'block' concept.  I'm not 
against doing it.  I don't follow any of the nukes and, probably 
surprisingly to some, I dont' follow any other CMS/weblog as I feel it 
tends to give me tunnel vision and instead of innovating I find myself 
trying to keep up with the jones'.

With that said, I will give anything a good once over, if you have the PHP 
spec for the 'portlet' concept let me know as I would be quite interested 
in learning more to see if there is any real value to it.  The only value 
I see off hand is that modules have a single API across CMS/weblogs where 
as today they have to implement the plugin API for each CMS/weblog.  Sure 
that sounds good but neither is much work with your suggestion being the 
path of least resistance.

So, like I said, feel free to forward on any information you have and we 
can discuss it here...


 On Wed, 5 Mar 2003, Chris Franklin 

> hey everyone. My name is Chris Franklin and I'm interested in helping out with geeklog - particularly GL2 development. I'm trying to see where I can fit in and add value. 
> It's my understanding that the next big task on the agenda is a GL2 plugin/module API.
> Has there been any discussion about trying to build a php portlet API standard? It might make sense to work with postnuke, etc. to come up with a standard API based on the Java Portlet API. This article explains why the Java Portlet API came about: how each vendor of Java portal servers has their own API and how portlet developers must then modify their portlets to work with each portal server:
> http://www.theserverside.com/resources/article.jsp?l=Portlet_API
> Wouldn't it be cool to define a standard php portlet API so great portlets/modules/plugins like Gallery would have a standard API to write to?
> -Chris

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