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Sling is a scriptable web framework that uses a Java Content Repository, such as Apache Jackrabbit, to store and manage content.

Sling entered incubation on September 5th, 2007.


  • With the new year, new activity has sparked around Sling and new people come to use Sling
  • Sling will be the subject of various sessions at ApacheCon EU, and interest in JCR in general is increasing, which should help Sling as well.


  • We're expecting to do a new release real soon now, after closing a few outstanding issues.
  • Rory Douglas contributed OpenID authentication support for Sling.
  • Due to timing constraints work on enhancing the documentation on the site has not gone forward yet.

Issues before graduation

  • Grow a more diverse community. Activity of non-Day people is growing which we see as a good sign, that this is finally taking off - but we're not there yet.

Licensing and other issues

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