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Introducing EXT Plugins!

Company Blogs March 8, 2010 By Edward Shin Staff

 Like many great ideas in Liferay, EXT Plugins came from our community. This idea is credited to the company IBA CZ.

Rather than have a monolithic structure (EXT environment) that modifies the entire portal, we can now modify all of Liferay's core classes using EXT Plugins. Unlike the EXT Environment, EXT Plugins don't require the entire portal code (portal-impl.jar, portal-web.war, etc.) and have a smaller footprint since they only contain the differences / deltas.

This makes it much easier to extend and maintain changes to Liferay core and is more powerful since we can modify util-java and util-taglib which wasn't possible before.

This move is huge and drive us towards our goal of having a light weight core with modularized components that will be easy to develop, maintain and plug into other instances of Liferay. 

More information is available at the following links:


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This sounds very good i will definitly pick... Corné Aussems March 9, 2010 1:16 PM
In fact, I am glad it is useful :) I hope Brian... Tomas Polesovsky March 10, 2010 12:47 AM
This is more inovative. I just have couple of... zaheer mohammed saddapalli March 12, 2010 12:56 AM

This sounds very good i will definitly pick this up, Many thanks to Tomas
Posted on 3/9/10 1:16 PM.
In fact, I am glad it is useful emoticon I hope Brian adds other extensions I wrote to the ticket. But at first it must work.
Posted on 3/10/10 12:47 AM in reply to Corné A.
This is more inovative. I just have couple of questions around this concept.
What is the main difference between current ext envirion mnt and ext-plugin?
How it empacts on production box?
Posted on 3/12/10 12:56 AM.