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Jetty WTP Plugin

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WTP Adaptor for Jetty 7.x/Jetty 8.x

The Jetty WTP Adaptor allows you to use Eclipse and its Web Tools Platform (WTP) to develop your web applications.


This document explains how use the WTP Adaptor for Jetty 7.x/Jetty 8.x to start/stop a WTP Dynamic Web Project (or external Web application) with Jetty by using Eclipse WTP. Eclipse JEE Helios is required. (Galileo is not supported.) The origin of this Jetty WTP Adaptor is the WTP Adaptor for Tomcat.

The WTP Adaptor consists of 3 plugins:

  • org.eclipse.jst.server.jetty.core: central bits and pieces of the functionality
  • org.eclipse.jst.server.jetty.ui: GUI components for integration with the Eclipse UI
  • org.eclipse.jst.server.jetty.ui.websocket: GUI components that provide a wizard that generates a Jetty WebSocket

Installing the WTP Adaptor

To install the WTP Adaptor, complete the following steps.

  1. Open Eclipse.
  2. In the taskbar at the top of your screen, click Help -> Install New Software. The Available Software dialog box opens.
  3. In the Work with: field, type one of the URLs provided below:
    • Stable releases of the plugin:
    • More bleeding edge versions of the plugin (each successful build on Hudson):
  4. Press Return.
  5. In the Name/Version box below, select the box for Jetty WTP Adaptor Site.
  6. Click Next.
  7. The Install Details dialog box opens.
  8. Click Next again.
  9. The Review Licenses dialog box opens.
  10. Accept the terms and click Finish.
  11. The Installing Software dialog box opens, displaying progress for installing the WTP adaptor.

    When it completes, the Software Updates dialog box opens with a message that you need to restart Eclipse to complete the installation.

  12. Click Restart Now.
  13. The Workspace Launcher dialog box opens, instructing you to select a Workspace.
  14. Select a Workspace.
  15. You return to the main Eclipse window.

Helpful Pages


To report a bug with the WTP integration please open a bugzilla issue:

Patches are welcome, the plugins are setup so that you can import the project source within the Eclipse simply. In the Plugins View locate the bundle and right click -> Import As -> Source Project.

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