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Overview Liferay Ext Plugins are often considered a last resort in the Liferay Plugin world due to the complexity and the lack of hot deploy as well as the inability to remove them once they are deployed.  These difficulties come from the fact that they are as close as you can get to customizing the core Liferay code without actually doing it.  The...

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 In the Liferay Developers Guide there is a nice little tidbit titled "Creating Plugins to Extend Plugins" found here. This basically allows a lot of the same principles used with hook plugins when customizing Liferay.  The difference here is that it allows you to customize portlet plugins with plugins.  As with hook plugins this allows a degree...

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With the release of the Liferay IDE 1.1 I got to thinking it would be really cool to try and build the Social Office Trunk using the Liferay IDE.  I thought I could get a way with using Liferay Portal nightly builds and then build Social Office on top of that.  As it turns out its still easier to check out the Portal trunk and build it manually and then add Social Office...