Community Roundup

Hi Gang, welcome back to another edition of Community Roundup.  We've had another exciting several weeks of activity in the community, culminating with the release of Liferay Portal 6 CE GA4 (also known as 6.0.6) [Download] [Release Notes].  This serves as a nice interim release between 6.0 and 6.1, but more importantly, the changes that went into GA4 were dominated by changes that YOU said you wanted to see, so kudos to you for making your voice heard!  Now, onto the links.

  • Liferay's annual East Coast Symposium (ECS) in Washington, D.C. in May.  The Call For Papers is still open through March 10 (3 more days), so keep 'em coming!
  • Sprint 2 of the 100 PaperCuts program is wrapping up this week, with 5 issues remaining.  If you're interested in joining the team, leave comments below.  It's a great motivator for digging into the Liferay project!
  • The Liferay Community Leadership program kicked off last week.  You can follow the team on its forum category. As part of Liferay's re-commitment to open source and its community in 2011, we've started this program to identify existing community leaders, foster new leaders, and give voice to the community's growing impact on Liferay's open source project and product. We'll begin face-to-face (virtual) meetings in April.  If you're interested in joining up, leave comments below!
  • Jorge posted a new revision of the Liferay Development Guide [HTML] [PDF], after a thorough community and internal review.  New content includes Understanding Portlet Phases, extended detail on EXT plugins and Liferay's JSR-286 support, Asset and other Framework coverage, Liferay IDE, and extra reference pointers.
  • Liferay will be submitting itself as a potential Mentoring Organization for the 2011 Google Summer of Code program.   The list of potential projects can be found on the wiki.  If you are a university student interested in participating, registration opens March 28.  This is a great way to get solid development and mentoring experience, and 5000 USD for each completed project over the 12-week project period.
  • eWeek Labs continues to attract reviews on Liferay Portal, with an average score of 8.4!  Many users and industry veterans are commenting on its collaboration, social, and content management features.  If you have some time today, why not add your review?
  • CMSWire recently wrote up a piece on enterprise open source, and mentions Liferay.  It's a good read and we'd like to think it contributes to the phenomenal growth Liferay is experiencing! 
  • Speaking of open source, Srimana Mitra sat down with Bryan Cheung, Liferay CEO, and asked him a range of questions regarding Liferay, from its open source roots, to product positioning, and Liferay's unique culture.  It's a fantasic read on the history of the company.
  • Interested in training on Liferay?  Throughout the months of March and April 2011, get $400 off any US-based training course just for visiting our Facebook Fans page!
  • en Español: Liberado Portlet Lists para Liferay.  A simple portlet for managing lists of items in Liferay.
  • Liferay IDE 1.2 was released last month.  Did you also know it now has native Vaadin support?
  • EmDev Limited announces new version of the Activiti Liferay plugin. This is a workflow plugin that uses BPMN and has a graphical workflow editor in Liferay.
  • Movistar has selected Liferay's portal technology to revamp its mobile web shop. Nice to see more mobile offerings based on Liferay!
  • If you missed the last few Liferay LIVE offerings, replays are available: Liferay and Maven, Liferay and iPad/iPhone with Roambi, OpenSocial Development.  And, we heard you and are planning upcoming events for Developer Tools, Workflow, Sun Migration, and Upgrading to Liferay 6.  Register and attend for free!
  • JumpBox recently upgraded their Liferay-based VM to 6.0.5.  JumpBox is a Ready to run Virtual Machine/Virtual Appliance for VMware, Parallels, VirtualBox and Amazon EC2.  Easy way to get up and running with Liferay!
  • The Liferay Greek Community is sporting a new logo.  If you are an organized community group and are interested in having your own, leave comments below!
  • Recent Wiki updates: WSRP, Resin 4, Logical Architecture, FAQ, Eclipse, Chat, Weblogic.
  • Recent blogs: Eclipse Helios and Liferay IDE, Mounting Multiple CMIS Repositories, People who use Liferay: UAE Government and Careers at Total, Secure RSS Feeds, AlloyUI and YUI3 Console.

That's it for now.  See you on the forums!

I see the new version 6.0.6 is not tagged in the SVN.