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Integrating with MyFaces

MyFaces is a Open Source Implementation of the JavaServer Faces Framework.

  1. Download the Tomahawk examples distribution and extract the simple.war
  2. Copy the simple.war to $jetty.home/webapps
  3. Run Jetty as usual
  4. Surf to http://localhost:8080/simple

See also the Note on logging below.

If you are running with a pre 6.1.0rc0 release of jetty, instead you should do the following:

  1. Extract the contents of the simple.war into a new directory: $JETTY-HOME/webapps/simple
  2. Make a new directory: $JETTY-HOME/lib/ext/myfaces
  3. Move all of the jars in $JETTY-HOME/webapps/simple/WEB-INF/lib into $JETTY-HOME/lib/ext/myfaces. You can delete the xml-apis-1.0.b2.jar as there is already an api jar in the Jetty lib hierarchy.
  4. Run Jetty as usual
  5. Surf to http://localhost:8080/simple

Refer to the MyFaces docs for more info.

Note on logging: MyFaces uses commons-logging for log messages. As Jetty does not use commons-logging, you need to select a log impl. We recommend that you use SLF4J's commons-logging bridging mechanism, as Jetty is able to work with SLF4J logs. If you elect to do that, you need to download the jcl104-over-slf4j-1.0.1.jar and an SLF4J impl, such as the slf4j-simple-1.0.1.jar and put them somewhere in $JETTY-HOME/lib, such as your $JETTY-HOME/lib/ext/myfaces directory. Or, you might like to put those jars into $JETTY-HOME/lib/ext (one level higher) as you might want to share them with other webapps.

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