2016/04/10 - Apache Wookie has been retired.

For more information, please explore the Attic.

New and Noteworthy: 0.10.0

New API key management

API Keys are now managed using a text file on the server rather than require database access, allowing an admin to more easily add, comment out or remove API keys. For more information see



Most of the Wookie APIs now support JSON; to use JSON either send an Accepts header with the JSON mime type in the request, or append ?format=json to the request URL.

Improved upload API

You can now add widgets to a running Wookie installation by simply POSTing the widget to /widgets with widgetadmin credentials; unlike in 0.9.2 the installation is performed immediately and feedback provided. The Widget's metadata is also returned in a successful response.

Download API

As well as uploading .wgt files, you can download as well! If you send a GET request to /widgets/{widget} using a Accept type of "application/widget" the original .wgt package is returned.

No JSP UI; new "demo" application

In 0.10.0 we no longer have an Admin JSP application or any other required user interface. Instead we have a very simple JQuery demo application for quickly testing widgets. All the administration features that used to be in JSP pages are instead available via REST API or editing configuration files.

Improved connector framework for Java

The Java connector now supports the whole of the Wookie REST API including admin functions, not just creating widget instances.

OpenAjax Feature

There is a new Feature extension for OpenAjax Hub, enabling inter-widget communication in environments that support OpenAjax Managed Hub such as Apache Rave.