Red Hat's previously announced portal project, GateIn, has been launched in the JBoss Community and is now available for download and developer contribution.
announced Sept. 3 that its GateIn
"has been launched in the JBoss Community and is now
available for download and developer contribution."
Red Hat announced the news at its co-located Red Hat Summit and JBoss World
in Chicago. According to a company
The GateIn project is the next
generation of both the JBoss Portal and the eXo Portal projects. This is the
first major deliverable based upon the JBoss and eXo collaboration that began
earlier in the year. Additionally, the JBoss portal community has been extended
beyond the GateIn Project to include a number of strategic partnerships with
Alfresco, Jaspersoft and Rivet Logic. Ultimately, the GateIn project is
intended to form the foundation for Red Hat's future portal infrastructure
products and aims to enable organizations to create rich portal-based
application experiences for users.
"The GateIn project represents the advantages of working through the open-source
development model; through collaboration we are creating cutting-edge
innovation combined with a community of support to ensure that the best
technology features make it into the project," Stephen Hess, senior
director of product management middleware at Red Hat, said in the release.
"After rigorous testing and hardening of the technology we expect to
deliver a high-value portal platform with superior performance to our
The statement continued, "The project's goal is to provide a best-of-breed
open-source portal platform combining a robust and enterprise-grade Java
infrastructure from JBoss with the intuitive, user-friendly interface
capabilities of eXo Platform. Key features that are currently being considered
for inclusion in GateIn include; granular management of virtual portals,
drag-and-drop layouts, contextual menuing and navigational controls, new
security and identity administration panels, and full support for open social
applications. Ultimately, GateIn is intended to carry a balance between
feature-rich capabilities and lightweight flexibility that are the hallmarks of
the prior portal projects from JBoss and eXo."
Furthermore, Red Hat said, "The GateIn project is expected to extend
the core community of support and partnerships ... [Partners] have committed to
certifying technologies such as portlets and extensions to the technology that
emerges from the GateIn project. These relationships will present customers
with an opportunity to create compelling and flexible portal solutions based
upon GateIn and the JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform without the cost,
complexity and vendor lock-in associated with many portal vendors."
The statement continued:
"These are significant
commitments from industry leaders that should help us build a thriving
ecosystem around the GateIn portal project," said Hess. "Ultimately,
we expect to be able to leverage these partnerships to benefit customers that
deploy on the forthcoming JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform 5.0."
"GateIn is only the beginning of
the collaboration between the JBoss Community and eXo," said Benjamin
Mestrallet, CEO of eXo Platform. "We're committed to
the delivery of additional features for GateIn, and to providing tight
integration with our entire eXo stack, so that customers can extend their
GateIn deployments with advanced document management, enterprise content
management, and collaboration capabilities."
Mestrallet said in a news release, "eXo built its applications to plug
into its portal technology, which now comprises a significant portion of the
GateIn code base. Earlier this year, eXo and Red Hat merged their open-source
portal development efforts, with GateIn the first major deliverable to be
unveiled. Given this pedigree, eXo's application modules are inherently optimized
for GateIn and will be tightly integrated with the road map."
"Red Hat has proven time and again that it knows how to commercialize
open source for the enterprise market," Mestrallet said. "With
GateIn, the foundation has been laid for another game-changing enterprise
solution for a portal infrastructure market underserved by open source."
According to the release:
The eXo stack is an integrated suite
of enterprise content management, document management, and collaboration
applications that enable people to work smarter and more effectively across
business, technical, and operational functions. Built in partnership with eXo
customers and partners, the eXo stack is both modular, so customers can use as
little or as much of the stack as they need, and integrated, so whatever
combination customers choose works out of the box.
To try out eXo applications on the
newly released GateIn beta, go to