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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 and the P2 admin UI.)

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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