This module is part of the Apache Sling project.
The starter project produces feature artifacts that can be launched using the Feature Launcher.
It is not meant to be a production-ready setup, more as a way to facilitate experimenting and learning Sling.
See Releasing a new version of the Sling starter for how to create a release of this module.
NOTE: “mvn clean” deletes the “launcher” work directory in the project base directory. It is advisable to use a work directory outside of the project directory.
Build the Sling Starter using
mvn clean install
in the current directory.
Start Sling backed by an Oak SegmentStore with
java -jar target/dependency/org.apache.sling.feature.launcher.jar -f target/slingfeature-tmp/feature-oak_tar.json
Browse Sling in:
For MongoDB support replace the launch command with
java -jar target/dependency/org.apache.sling.feature.launcher.jar -f target/slingfeature-tmp/feature-oak_mongo.json
This expects a MongoDB server to be running, search for
mongodb:// in the feature files for the expected URL (currently
If you wish the extend the Sling Starter but would like to keep various application-level features out, you can start with the
nosample_base aggregate, which contains:
For instance, launching an empty Sling Starter with segment persistence can be achieved by running
java -jar target/dependency/org.apache.sling.feature.launcher.jar -f target/slingfeature-tmp/feature-nosample_base.json,target/slingfeature-tmp/feature-oak_persistence_sns.json
Your own feature files can be added to the feature list.