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Tango on Jetty

Posted by arungupta on May 23, 2007 at 3:50 PM PDT
Web Services Interoperability Technology
(WSIT, aka Project Tango),
integrated in GlassFish V2
builds, provides a implementation of
enterprise Web services specifications
and enables first-class
interoperability with .NET 3.0 framework. However if you download

stand-alone WSIT builds
, then you can also install similar bits on
. In this entry, I provide a script that allows you to install the same bits on Jetty 6.1.0.


  1. Download

    WSIT Milestone 4
    J2SE 5.0 U2 or later.
  2. Install (detailed
    ) the bundle by giving the following command:

    java -jar wsit-1_0-fcs-bin-b14-09_apr_2007.jar
  3. Copy the script below in 'jax-ws-latest-wsit' directory and
    name it as 'wsit-on-jetty.xml':

    <?xml version="1.0"?>

    <project name="WSIT 1.0 Beta On Jetty" default="help" basedir=".">

      <property environment="env"/>

      <property name="jetty.home" value="${env.JETTY_HOME}"/>

      <property name="jetty.lib.home" value="${jetty.home}/lib"/>

      <property name="java.home" value="${env.JAVA_HOME}"/>

      <patternset id="wsit-jars">

        <include name="webservices-rt.jar"/>

        <include name="webservices-tools.jar"/>

        <include name="webservices-extra.jar"/>

        <include name="webservices-extra-api.jar"/>

        <include name="webservices-api.jar"/>


      <target name="install" description="Install latest WSIT jars on Jetty

        <echo message="Installing WSIT 1.0 Beta on ${jetty.home}

        <copy toDir="${jetty.lib.home}" overwrite="true">

          <fileset dir="lib">

            <patternset refid="wsit-jars"/>



        <echo message="... installation complete."/>


      <target name="uninstall" description="Install latest WSIT jars on Jetty


          <fileset dir="${jetty.lib.home}">

            <patternset refid="wsit-jars"/>




      <target name="help">

        <echo message="install :"/>

        <echo message=" Installs WSIT 1.0 Beta on Jetty 6.1.x"/>


        <echo message="uninstall: "/>

        <echo message=" Uninstalls WSIT 1.0 Beta from Jetty 6.1.x"/>


        <echo message="$JETTY_HOME must be set to the installation
    directory of Jetty 6.1.x."/>


        <echo message="Usage:"/>

        <echo message=" ant -f wsit-on-jetty.xml {install,uninstall}"/>


  4. Download and
    install (basically unzip the downloaded file) Jetty 6.1.0. Set an environment
    variable JETTY_HOME pointing to the location of Jetty install directory.
  5. Invoke the command to install WSIT M4 bits on Jetty as:

    ant -f wsit-on-jetty.xml install
  6. Create a

    Reliable WSIT endpoint
    by choosing 'J2EE 1.4' as the '
    EE version
    ' and make sure 'Set Source Level to 1.4' is
  7. Copy the WAR file from the 'dist' directory of your
    application such '
    ' to 'JETTY_HOME/webapps'.
  8. Start Jetty instance using the following command:

    java -jar start.jar etc/jetty.xml

    It's weird that 'bin' directory contains only ''
    (no .bat script) and the only way
    documented to
    run is using this command.
  9. The endpoint should now be available at: 'http://localhost:8080/<context-root>/<service-name>?WSDL',
    for example 'http://localhost:8080/WebApplication1/HelloService?WSDL'.
    Note, Jetty does not seem to support hot deployment. So if you drop a WAR
    file in 'webapps' directory then you need to re-start your
    Jetty instance.

  10. A Web service client to this endpoint can be easily generated following

    #ws2 screencast

This is one trivial sample. If you try other interesting combinations and
they don't work, please file an



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