Hi I am working on setting up the 'petportal' example as a Maven2 project. The benefit being that users will be able to download the example and quickly compile and deploy it to their portlet container! I would like this example to have 'wide' portability. By wide I mean that anyone could easily download and compile the app without needing to find the dependencies. For this to work I need a newer version of the Spring 2.0 framework in the Maven2 repository housed by Ibiblio.
Right now a very incomplete version seems to be in Central. The spring-portlet.jar that I got (the only one in there) does not even have the correctly named classes. It also did not contain the 'mulipart' package! The dependency I got from central was spring-portlet-2.0-m1.jar.
Please upload a newer version of the 2.0 framework. I will be happy to help whoever would take on this task. I will write up a article to go with the petportal Maven2 project once I can complete it. The benefit to the Spring community will be Maven's ability to let users quickly jump into Spring and start using it. There is no time wasted in trying to get the correct dependencies together so code compiles.