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Welcome to the Apache Jackrabbit Wiki archive

Apache Jackrabbit is a project at the Apache Software Foundation.

As of May 2019 the project does not use a wiki system anymore and this is an archived and exported HTML version of the MoinMoin wiki content before it was decommissioned.

The content on these wiki pages must not be considered as documentation but rather as notes and ideas written down in the wiki. Please visit the official Jackrabbit website for up-to-date information about the project.




  • ItemStateManagement: Design of ItemState management with collaboration diagrams for various use cases that read and/or modify content


Blueprints and best practices

  • DavidsModel: A guide for blissful content modeling. Seven rules to avoid common mistakes content modeling mistakes.
  • NodeNamingConventions : Recommendations for node names.

Future Plans



  • WebDAV: If you plan on using Jackrabbit through WebDAV. Useful for existing Jakarta Slide users or other WebDAV repository users thinking about migrating to Jackrabbit.




  • JcrMeetupMarch2009: JCR community gathering at 20:00 on March 24th at the ApacheCon EU in Amsterdam
  • JcrMeetupApril2008: JCR community gathering in Amsterdam on April 8th, 2008
  • BackupTool: Design document of the 2006 Google Summer of Code project (written by Nicolas Toper, mentored by Jukka Zitting).
  • JNDI: Patching the Oracle file system and persistence manager for use with JNDI (no longer required with Jackrabbit 1.4)