Here I am, at the U.S. version of the Portal Technical Conference! I have been to several sessions and joined the crew at the booth for about an hour down stairs. I am pretty impressed with the number of people who are attending here. There is definitely some big interest in taking portal applications offline. The locally running JSR168 support is being received very well and also our statements about future JSR286 support. Intercommunication between portlets and SWT components also seems to have interest. We are already hearing of COM and AWT support (which we have AWT today). The Lotus Expeditor ships with support between Eclipse Commands, Portlets, SWT Views and AWT components. Hannover also introduces Lotus Notes components (views, docs, etc) that can also be integrated with the other kinds of components.
I present tomorrow, I will let you know how it goes.