Somebody recently brought it to my attention that there’s a rumour going around that you can’t run JIRA on Jetty.

Sure enough, digging around on the Atlassian site showed up with this: http://www.atlassian.com/software/jira/docs/v3.6.5/servers/jetty.html.

Rising to the implicit challenge, I set out to make JIRA run under jetty 6.x. As it only took 5 mins, I didn’t have anything to do for the rest of the day, so I decided to write up a wiki entry for it: http://docs.codehaus.org/display/JETTY/JIRA

So with time still on my hands, I decided to blog about it too!

Actually I am a little disappointed that the Atlassian guys never contacted, so far as I am aware, any of the Jetty committers to ask for some help with any difficulties they were having. We are more than happy to work with anyone to get their project/product working with Jetty, as I hope we’ve demonstrated amply both in the past and present.

So, please give JIRA in Jetty a go, as it all seems to be working. Of course, if there are problems, feel free to post to jetty-discuss@lists.sourceforge.net and we’ll do our best to resolve them.

With any luck, an Atlassian will read this and update their website (hint hint hint).

Running JIRA on Jetty