Matthias Fischer, who is writing the Ontopia/Liferay integration, did a presentation of his work at the internal BouvetOne conference here at Bouvet. The slides show what he’s doing in a bit more detail and also show some screenshots, which give a more in-depth impression of what this is going to look like.
We will follow up with more information once we have progressed a bit further.
Yesterday Matthias Fischer of HTW Berlin became a new Ontopia commmitter. He is currently doing an internship at Bouvet where he is developing an integration between Ontopia and the Liferay CMS and portal. Once completed this integration will allow web content and wiki postings from Liferay to be described in a topic map inside Ontopia.
This is interesting because it will mean that anyone who wants to set up a Topic Maps-based portal will have a complete stack of tools for doing so using only open source software.
Currently, the only thing the integration does is to create (and update) topics in the topic map for objects created in Liferay. Specifically, web content, wiki, user, and community objects. Later stages will add further functionality, at which point we will be back with more information. In the meantime, you can check out the code in the sandbox.