[cdi-dev] Adding portlet support to CDI, first draft for review

Pete Muir pmuir at redhat.com
Fri Oct 19 12:58:11 EDT 2012

I talked to Neil Griffin (Liferay) and Mike Freedman (Oracle) at JavaOne, and subsequently Ken Finnigan (Red Hat), as well as Bill Shannon (Oracle, Java EE spec lead) about how to move this issue forward.

We came to the conclusion that the CDI spec is not the right place to describe portlet support, and that this would be much better done in the Portlet and Portlet Bridge specifications.

As we don't have revisions of those planned, we agreed that for now we would write up the support as a wiki page that vendors can optionally agree to support.

I've added https://github.com/jboss/cdi/wiki/CDI-Portlet-integration to the CDI wiki, which basically takes all of the changes I proposed for the spec, and makes them into a standalone doc.

Neil/Ken, I think we now need to add the JSF specific stuff we discussed previously to this doc. Are you able to do this? If so, the best way is to clone https://github.com/jboss/cdi/wiki/CDI-Portlet-integration (the doc is in markdown) and then you can send a pull request to the wiki, and we can review in the usual way.

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