Sunday, October 21, 2007

Pluto Server Plug-in Screencast Posted

Just finished the screencast promised for the Pluto Server Plug-in. It's fairly simple, goes through installing the plug-in and then creating a simple "hello world" type portlet and deploying and displaying it in Pluto.

Unfortunately, the size of the screencast, produced with Wink, comes it at a little over 10MB. I need to figure out how to keep these guys from getting so bloated. Using color palette now, has reduced the file size to just under 5MB.

6 comments:

Dwayne said...

Your a beautiful person for this
How can I help?? I use this almost
everyday

Marcus Christie said...

How do you want to help? I'll welcome patches, documentation, whatever. I plan on getting the project hosted on google code at some point.

Thanks for the feedback!

Dwayne said...

I'm not sure because I'm new to this opensource stuff. But I have a wide
knowledge base I technically program in java and php. everything else I know is "automated knowledge" that I have looked up. Just assign me so small tasks to start of and lets let it grow from there.

I do have a website
www.thealphet.com/consulting

Alp Aykut said...

Hi, i watched your demo of pluto server plug-in but i can't run the portlet. when i try to run the pluto server, i always get a "Could not publish to the server.
java.lang.NullPointerException" error message. In spite of the exception the pluto server runs normally and i can open the portal. In the portal i can see apache pluto portal driver and pluto test suit but there is no hello world portlet. the video is excellent but i'm a newbie on portlets and i don't get some steps, for example:
1- when you right-click on the server to run, i can't see which menu item you've selected.
2- i can't see the start bar so it's not clear which window you are working on.

and finally do i need to install maven? because i can't see maven instructions on the console while i'm trying to run the server.

thanks in advance...

blairt said...

Hello,

I have installed your plug-in for eclipse and I watched your screen cast. All went very well until I went to publish my servlet. When I select "publish" the server starts up just fine but when the plug-in tries to publish the portlet I get a "null pointer" error and the plug-in stops.

I have maven 2 installed with the maven-ant tasks and the maven-pluto -ant tasks available. Can you help me to get past this error?

Thanks!

Anton said...

Hi Marcus,
The idea of this project is realy great! Unfortunately, it doesn't work for me. I get the same error as alp aykut reported earlier: "Could not publish to the server.
java.lang.NullPointerException".

How can I fix it?
Thanks for youur work!