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.
scripts directory contains helper scripts that will aid with local development by simplifying the use of tools external to the Sling Starter.