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Welcome to Apache Jackrabbit <>
Apache Jackrabbit is a fully conforming implementation of the
Content Repository for Java Technology API (JCR). A content repository
is a hierarchical content store with support for structured and
unstructured content, full text search, versioning, transactions,
observation, and more. Typical applications that use content
repositories include content management, document management,
and records management systems.
Version 1.0 of the JCR API was specified by the Java Specification
Request 170 (JSR 170, and work
on the JCR version 2.0 has begun in JSR 283.
Apache Jackrabbit is a project of the Apache Software Foundation.
License (see also LICENSE.txt)
Collective work: Copyright 2009 The Apache Software Foundation.
Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one or more
contributor license agreements. See the NOTICE file distributed with
this work for additional information regarding copyright ownership.
The ASF licenses this file to You under the Apache License, Version 2.0
(the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with
the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at
Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
limitations under the License.
Getting Started
Mailing Lists
To get involved with the Apache Jackrabbit project, start by having a
look at our website and joining our mailing lists. For more details about
Jackrabbit mailing lists as well as links to list archives, please see:
The Jackrabbit source code is available via Subversion at
or with ViewVC at
To checkout the main Jackrabbit source tree, run
svn checkout jackrabbit
Once you have a copy of the source code tree, you can use Apache Maven
to build the project. You should use Maven 2 to build Jackrabbit.
The minimal command to build, test, and package all the main Jackrabbit
components is:
mvn install
For more instructions, please see the documentation at:
See for the list of
Jackrabbit committers and main contributors.