Hi Thomas, Le samedi 02 février 2013 12:57:54, Thomas Koch a écrit : > What was your experience with liferay in 2010? I wouldn't like to develop > on top of something that would never be likely to enter Debian. What is > your experience with upstream? Do they have an interest to make changes to > replace non free dependencies with free ones? > Do you have an opinion on the code quality of liferay? Would you suggest an > alternative to liferay to base my project on? I value good code quality a > lot more than feature completeness. I've started Liferay packaging effort for Debian in 2010, since I've worked with Liferay product for 2 years (on 4.x and 5.x releases) for various customers. FTR, I've left this position 6 months ago so there is little changes I'll work again on Liferay packaging. 1/ This is an huge task. Liferay depends on many libraries and frameworks as you can see on Debian Wiki . Liferay is - at the same time - a core framework (portlet-based) to build your custom application but it's also a aggregate distribution of many applications (wiki, forums, CMS and so on). 2/ Some packages are non-free: Liferay use Content Repository API (aka JCR - JSR283) which is under a non- DFSG compliant license "Day Software, Inc License". I don't know if upstream is willing to replace this with something else. 3/ Code quality is not "top-notch" I cannot speak for recent Liferay release (6.x series) but previous release wasn't really of top quality : even migrating between Enterprise Edition (EE) release was not really straight forward (API and ABI changes !). I don't know exact details of your project so it's difficult to recommend something else... Depending on your needs, maybe you can check Nuxeo , eXo Platform  or Alfresco   http://wiki.debian.org/Java/LiferayPackaging  http://bugs.debian.org/573482  http://www.nuxeo.com/en/products/content-management-platform  http://forge.ow2.org/projects/exoplatform/  https://developer.alfresco.com/ Cheers, -- Damien
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