We saw these rather helpful dialogue boxes earlier today: -
with the even more friendly message: -
The selected wizard could not be started. Plug-in "com.ibm.etools.portal.ui" was unable to instantiate class "com.ibm.etools.portal.internal.wizard.portal.PortalProjectWizard". Array index out of range: -1
You cannot create and work with the portal projects targeting IBM® WebSphere Portal V7.0, or later. Use the web-based Site Designing Portlet feature to design portal sites on IBM WebSphere Portal V6.1.5, or later. Follow the instructions in IBM WebSphere Portal 7.0 documentation to migrate portal projects deployed on IBM WebSphere Portal V6.1.x to IBM WebSphere Portal V7.0 before working with your portal site using Site Designing Portlet feature.
The Portal Designer can only be used with portal projects targeting all releases of IBM WebSphere Portal V6.1.
Bottom line, if you are looking to design portlets, use a Portlet Project, if you are looking to design themes, use the Site Designing Portlet. You should also look at WebDav to allow you to manage your theme components ( bearing in mind that we have deployed WebSphere Portal 220.127.116.11 which includes the new PageBuilder 2 theme ).
Top ten best practices for WebSphere administrators
Sat, Dec 6th 2014 3:12a Dave Hay This from developerWorks: -The following list consists of the top ten best practices compiled from numerous common problems that I have seen throughout my technical support years. Most of these issues could easily be prevented by taking these simple precaution steps. So, if you're a WebSphere administrator, this is your must-read!Top ten best practices for WebSphere administratorsPS In my own bashful way, I'm now proud to report that those nice people at developerWorks have allowed me to post [read] Keywords: ibm
Mozilla Thunderbird and SSL v3
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 12:05p Dave Hay In case it helps, I needed to make Thunderbird LESS secure in order to access a Newsgroup server that was offering up SSL v3.This was what I saw in TB's Error Console: -Timestamp: 05/12/2014 13:12:40Error: An error occurred during a connection to newsgroup.foobar.com:563.Cannot communicate securely with peer: no common encryption algorithm(s).(Error code: ssl_error_no_cypher_overlap)and this is what led me to the solution: -openssl s_client -connect newsgroup.foobar.com:563 -status...New, TLSv1 [read] Keywords: firefox
IBM BPM Advanced 8.5.5 - Process Center to Process Server
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 3:05a Dave Hay So I am continuing to get my head around the integration between Process Center and Process Server, in that it's possible to have a connected Process Server to which one can actively deploy snapshots, using the so-called online/connected deployment.This is what the connected Process Server looks like: -Whilst this is easy to configure when one first creates a Deployment Environment, I had a situation recently where one of our team inadvertently clicked the Take Server Offline button.This does p [read] Keywords: ibm