The following provides quick start installation instructions for Jetty. You can download the latest Jetty core components directly from Eclipse, or you can follow the link to download older Jetty versions . This page also provides Jetty packaged for Linux distributions and Hightide.
Jetty Releases from Eclipse
Jetty 7 and later core components have moved to Eclipse. Some accessories (maven-plugin rpms, debs, hightide) will still be available from codehaus. Jetty 7 version numbers use four digits; the last digit may differ between Eclipse and codehaus.
An example of versioning: for jetty-server-7.0.0.X in the org.eclipse.jetty packages, there could be several matching releases of jetty-maven-plugin-7.0.0.y jetty-maven-plugin-7.0.0.y+1 from the org.mortbay packages.
Older Jetty Releases from codehaus
Older Jetty releases can be downloaded by following the instructions on the codehaus wiki page
Hightide is a release of Jetty bundled with JNDI, JTA, JMS, and other EE technologies.
Versions are described in the Jetty 7 Changelog.
|Jetty 9||Servlet 3.0+||Java 1.7||org.eclipse.jetty.*||EPLv1 / ASLv2||Eclipse.org||Alpha Milestones|
|Jetty 8||Servlet 3.0||Java 1.6||org.eclipse.jetty.*||EPLv1 / ASLv2||Eclipse.org||Stable|
|Jetty 7||Servlet 2.5||Java 1.5||org.eclipse.jetty.*||EPLv1 / ASLv2||Eclipse.org||Stable|
|Jetty 6||Servlet 2.5||Java 1.4||org.mortbay.*||ASLv2||Codehaus.org||End of Life / Nov 2010|
Note: cometd server is not shipped within the Jetty distribution, it can be obtained from the cometd.org website.
You can also see the comparison table for earlier version of Jetty.
Jetty 7 is dual-licensed under the Apache License 2.0 and Eclipse Public License 1.0.