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{{Jetty Tutorial | introduction = This tutorial shows how to use the EclipseRT Jetty StarterKit.

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StarterKit Overview

Eclipse RT StarterKit is configured out of the box with

  • Equinox
  • P2 support: simpleconfigurator, dropins reconciler, provisioning commands for the OSGi console
  • slf4j, logback
  • Jetty-7: servlet-2.5, JSP-2.1, JMX, JNDI, JTA, Websocket and continuations...

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On the command-line


The starter kit can be launched via the equinox native launcher or directly through java.

Jetty server configuration

The jetty server is configured via the etc/jetty.xml file.

Logging configuration

slf4j, logback: configured in etc/logback.xml

Upgrade and bundle management

Via P2 (link to the P2 console command controles.)

Dropins reconciler

It is possible to add bundles in the dropins folder. This is not a recommended practice.

J2EE support

  • Web application can be dropped in the webapps folder.
  • Jetty Context files can be defined in the contexts folder.
  • Shared libraries between webapps can be placed inside lib/ext.

The resulting applications's classloaders behave in the same manner than in the traditional J2EE distribution of Jetty. Those web-applications and shared libraries don't have access to classes provided by OSGi bundles.

With Eclipse PDE

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