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John Dove
Versions of Liferay portal & documentation
July 14, 2010 7:34 AM
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John Dove

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Hi Liferay Community,

I have a couple of questions regarding Liferay portal versions.
Thanks to anyone who can give some insight.
Please see below. Thanks in advance.
Regards,
John Dove


Questions:

[1]
In regards to Liferay versions, what do the following abbreviations mean?
I see them mentioned but never defined.
RC2?
GA?


[2]
How long has Liferay Portal 5.2 been out? (years I assume)
How long has Liferay Portal 6.0 been out? (just recently I assume)


[3]
Can anyone recommend a really good book for Java-based portlet development in Liferay?
For 5.2 or 6.0? Leaning toward 5.2.
Zsolt Balogh
RE: Versions of Liferay portal & documentation
July 14, 2010 12:47 PM
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Zsolt Balogh

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Hi John,

Welcome to the Community!


John Dove:
[1]
In regards to Liferay versions, what do the following abbreviations mean?
I see them mentioned but never defined.
RC2?
GA?

RC=Release Candidate
GA=General availability

You can read more about this here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_release_life_cycle

Our versions are right now:
6.0.0: preview release
6.0.1: RC1
6.0.2: RC2
6.0.3: GA (this has not been released yet)

John Dove:

[2]
How long has Liferay Portal 5.2 been out? (years I assume)
How long has Liferay Portal 6.0 been out? (just recently I assume)

You can check these on SourceForge, 5.2 is out since 2009-01-26, the 6.0 is not out yet, but the preview was released on 2010-03-04.

John Dove:

[3]
Can anyone recommend a really good book for Java-based portlet development in Liferay?
For 5.2 or 6.0? Leaning toward 5.2.

I hope others will recommend you a book. I was learning from the JSR-168 and JSR-286 but it was not too enjoyable. With the new Liferay IDE it's more easy to develop portlets, but it's definitly a good idea to learn development from a book.

Zsolt
John Dove
RE: Versions of Liferay portal & documentation
July 21, 2010 11:45 AM
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John Dove

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Thanks very much. emoticon

So far so good developing with Liferay, btw. Glad you have the plugins SDK!

- John Dove