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[jetty-dev] Announcing Jetty 9.0.0

The Eclipse Jetty Project team is proud to announce the first release of the new Jetty 9

        Jetty 9.0.0.v20130308

The Java Web Server with support for SPDY and WebSocket.

Distributions Downloads:

Java Artifacts Available on Maven Central:


Jetty 9.x Features:
  • Completely overhauled I/O layer
  • Servlet API 3.0
  • JSP 2.2
  • SPDY/3
  • WebSocket (RFC-6455)
Notes for those migrating to Jetty 9.x:
  • Requires Java 1.7 or newer.
  • Jetty Maven Plugin has now been moved to org.eclipse.jetty groupId
  • There is no org.mortbay or codehaus components
  • Support for early WebSocket drafts has been dropped, only support released RFC-6455 spec.
  • There now only 1 aggregate jar, called jetty-all.
  • Bad UTF8 encoding will result in replacement characters being passed into the application to handle. (older versions of Jetty would fail the request)
  • Removal of all traditional Socket (BIO) Connectors.
    • Only supporting NIO for Connectors.
  • Consolidated all of the various Deployment technique and scenarios into one.
    • ContextDeployer and WebAppDeployer have been removed
    • DeploymentManager has only 1 AppProvider now, the WebAppProvider
    • WebAppProvider supports both Deployment Descriptors deployment and traditional Automatic WAR deployment.
  • New Jetty Async Http Client
  • New Jetty WebSocket Servlet & WebSocket Client
  • A new Jetty XML DTD ( changes the <Ref id=""> syntax in your Jetty XML to <Ref refid="">
  • Removed Jetty6Continuation support

Joakim Erdfelt <joakim@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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