Today I integrated WWPortlet with WebWork 2.2 Alpha (latest CVS) and something amazing happened: everything just worked and, for the first time ever, I saw WebWork working perfectly in a portlet environment.
A huge thanks goes out to Henry Hu who not only created the initial WWPorlet project, but also provided me easy-to-follow instructions for integrating the whole thing with CVS head (he even fixed a few WebWork bugs). This is a truly great example of open source in action!
At this point, I’ve asked Henry to think about joining the WebWork team and owning the portlet support. If this happens, WWPortlet would likely be deprecated and rolled directly in to WebWork.
On a related note, we’re down to only 6 open issues for WebWork 2.2. These are exciting times, and every day we’re seeing WebWork evolve from just a “web application framework” to a full-fledged “web development environment”. Get ready — the beta is due this weekend!