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Jetty 7 and Jetty 8 are now EOL (End of Life)


All development and stable releases are being performed with Jetty 9 and Jetty 10.

This wiki is now officially out of date and all content has been moved to the Jetty Documentation Hub

Direct Link to updated documentation:

Source Control

Jetty uses several development trunks for its artifacts. They are mirrored on github through, or you can look through them via the Eclipse setup at the URLs below.

Primary Interest SCMURLs

These are the URLs to the GIT repositories for the Jetty code. They are for people who are working on the Jetty project, as well as for people who are interested in examining or modifying the Jetty code for their own projects.

Build and Project Infrastructure SCMURLs

These are the URLs for Jetty-related code and metadata. These are not needed to use Jetty; these are primarily of use for people who are working with Jetty-the-project (as opposed to using Jetty-the-server in their own projects).


Jetty-7.x uses JDK6 to build. The artifacts produced are run-time compatible with JDK5. Jetty-8.x builds with JDK6 and produces artifacts that are runtime compatible with JDK6. This is because servlet 3.0 requires JDK6.

Jetty uses Apache Maven 3.x for managing its build and primary project metadata.

Building Jetty should simply be a matter of changing into the relevant directory and executing the following commands:

 git clone <scm url>
 cd <new directory>
 mvn install

All relevant dependencies will be downloaded into your local repository automatically.

Building with Eclipse

See Developing Jetty in Eclipse.

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