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Re: [jetty-users] New user best practice: getting started w/ spring


Jetty 7 is definitely considered stable. As Jetty 7 (core components) is an Eclipse Foundation project, you should trust the Eclipse designation, while the information on Codehaus site is outdated. For information about Jetty 7 you should refer to the Jetty Eclipse web site at, and the documentation at

As far as the startup process goes, it is documented at, while web application deployment is documented at, so if you already build a WAR file for your project, you should be able to get your application running in no time.

- Michael

On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 12:20 AM, David Parks <davidparks21@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Could someone give me a quick rundown of the best practice for starting
Jetty as a standalone app/web server?  I’m migrating an app that uses the
Spring framework.

I was confused with the docs regarding startup, they all seem to refer to
start.config, but in looking at the 7.1.6 build from Codehaus (I guess this
is the right package since it includes some Spring support) all I see is a
start.ini which appears very different.

It seems like using the start.jar is a fine way of doing things (especially
with easy support for kicking off the spring framework), but using it is a
little awkward with regards to where everything should reside, paths, etc.
Should I build my project under the directory structure that the jetty
package creates by default?

How’d you all go about it? Tomcat’s more structured and easier to follow,
but I have a low memory requirement so I thought I’d give Jetty a go here.

Also, the codehaus site and the eclipse site disagree about the status of
Jetty 7, codehaus suggesting it is “Almost Stable”, and eclipse labeling it
“Stable”. What should a new user think? Docs mostly seem to support 6 as
I’ve seen so far.

Thanks for some help pointing the newbie in the right direction out of the
start gate.

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