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Back in 2009, eXo (news, site) and Red Hat (news, site) banded together to create an enterprise-level portal. Now that portal has reached a new milestone in its maturation and growth.

The GateIn Portal

The GateIn Portal is the result of merging the open source eXo Platform (news, site) and JBoss Portal projects. It's available either with a JBoss version or an Apache Tomcat (news, site) version and:

  • Utilizes JavaScript and AJAX to reduce calls to the server
  • Supports hierarchical permissions such as groups and roles
  • Allows sharing settings between microsites
  • Allows individual control over settings, dashboards and more

This modular Java (news, site) platform is offered under the LGPL. It's available (fully or partially) in 15 different languages, including right-to left languages such as Arabic and Hebrew.

The Latest Version

Version 3.0 marks the first major release since the parent projects were merged. GateIn 3.0 includes 141 closed issues, ranging from securing the password recovery process to cleaning up memory leaks caused by uncleaned JCR extensions.

To celebrate this release, the project is offering webinars to get people up to speed. Today, March 24, is "Intro to Chromattic and CRaSH, Tools in the GateIn Portal Framework".

More information sessions are scheduled for JUDCon and JBoss World, which are both planned for June in Boston, MA.

For more information on GateIn 3.0, see the demo video for 3.0 beta here: 

GateIn 3.0 beta from Benjamin Mestrallet on Vimeo.