I’ve started a new project to create a plugin for portlets in Rails.
It’s at http://www.assembla.com/space/rortlet
If anyone is interested, I’d love some help. Please email
james@knowledgeincorporated if you want to help out.
My vision for the first round is a framework that does essentially
what Blogspot does. I want to have some default page objects
(Markdown/Textile box, last n entries of an RSS feed, etc), but also
have it be very pluggable for other applications (Twitter feed, GMail,
etc). Every portlet should have access control for all CRUD
Since we don’t want to force a particular user/authorization scheme on
users of the plugin, we need to break that out as much as possible.