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  • Spring Portal Framework with Apache Tiles

    Has anyone used the Spring Portal Framework with Apache Tiles to create a Portlet? I have a great application I created with Roo that
    uses Apache Tiles and I want to create some portlets into that application, so I naturally want to leverage Apache Tiles.

    I couldn't find much in the way of Spring Portal Framework examples or tutorials, or examples of migrating from Struts Tiles to Apache Tiles. So any help will be greatly appreciated.

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    Ok diving in to see if I can figure it out without examples.

    I have a Spring Roo generated application with a couple of entities, and not a lot of customization. When I had it the way I wanted it, I did a Refactor Push-in so now everything is in POJOs as a standard Spring Web MVC Application with Apache Tiles.

    Now I want to make this into a Portlet application. I see that the DispatcherPortlet replaces the DispatcherServlet and I read in the Portal Framework documentation that the controllers, entities, filters, etc. are the same.

    The Problem I have is what goes where?

    in the web application I have web.xml, webmvc-config.xml and applicationcontext.xml

    In a Portlet web.xml is about the same but fewer things are defined there. The portlet.xml defines the jsr-168 portlet definition and it has a PortletName. The PortlentName-portlet.xml looks to me to be equivalent to the webmvc-config.xml

    I have been trial and error banging on it all day and while it doesn't always crash in Liferay when I deploy it, it doesn't do anything or show anything, except sometimes "not available, etc.

    If I could find just ONE example of a Spring Portlet Framework with Apache Tiles, I could get some sleep and get the job done.