Today i thought why not check Liferay 6. So i went and downloaded Liferay 6 Tomcat bundle from sourceforge.
Created portal-ext.properties in ROOT/WEB-INF/classes
Added the following properties in it to connect to Mysql
Logged in with firstname.lastname@example.org and password test
Wow first glimpse of Liferay 6!!!So what do we have new here. I will check the general navigation today that is provided by default classic theme.
Single dock has been replaced with multiple dropdowns
My places previously in dock is replaced with Go To in top right. It takes you to by default
- My Public Pages -- Your public pages
My Private Pages -- Your private pages
liferay.com -- Guest Public pages
- Toggle Edit Controls finds a new separate home at top instead of a single dock
There is a new dropdown at top right named Manage which has following options
Page -- This is our old Manage Pages
Page Layout -- Same as Layout Template
SiteMap -- I found it same as Manage Page but by default taken to the second Tab named Children
Settings -- Settings is same as page settings available in Liferay 5.2.3 where in you can specify logo, virtual host, activate staging,etc
Control Panel -- Old Control panel
An Add drop with following options
Page -- Same as Add Page
Applications -- This lists commonly used portlets that can be directly add with option More which brings add application portlet
There is a small pin option that is to extreme right. I couldnt figure out what it pinned. At first I thought it would pin Navigation menu but navigation menu was by default pinned. After some clicks found out that it pinned the top most navigation menu, that is ones having option Add,Manage and Go To. Pretty cool!!!
I see two strips as below. On basic Navigation and the second one i am not sure, is it a navigation or Bread crumb portlet. How do i remove that?
Issues I found
I was getting Manage Pages temporarily not available occasionally with server log showing .NoSuchGroupException: No Group exists with the primary key 0. This happend sometimes when i clicked on children or look and feel.
I had liferay 5.2.3 instance logged in one tab of browser and liferay 6 in another tab IE 8. It kept me logging out from both if i tried to perform any action. Finally i had to switch to chrome for 5.2.3 instance and Liferay 6 in IE 8. Some problem with session i guess
I loved the new navigation that the default theme of Liferay has provided. It's very very interesting. Hard work by Liferay team really shows here. Kudos to them.
I will check new portlets available in Liferay 6 next time.
If you find anything new and interesting with Liferay 6 Navigation please mention it in a comment here.
- By the time i finished posting this blog entry Liferay 6.0.1 was released. You can get if from sourceforge
- Please pardon the mistakes and shabbiness of this blog entry