About Apache Sling
Apache Sling™ is a framework for RESTful web-applications based on an
extensible content tree.
In a nutshell, Sling maps HTTP request URLs to content resources based
on the request's path, extension and selectors. Using convention over
configuration, requests are processed by scripts and servlets,
dynamically selected based on the current resource. This fosters
meaningful URLs and resource driven request processing, while the
modular nature of Sling allows for specialized server instances that
include only what is needed.
Sling serves as basis for a variety of applications ranging from
blogging engines all the way to enterprise content management systems.
The major points of interest for this release are:
* Java 9 and 10 support
* Migrated from tika-bundle to tika-parsers
* Direct access to a DataStore binary when the repository allows it
* Exception stack traces now contain the originating bundle
* Update to Oak 1.6.8
* Service user web console page added
* Service user privilege declaration based on principal names
* Enhancements to the repoinit language
* Support for mounting JSON files in the bundle resource provider