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Arras is a set of open-source components for Apache Tapestry 5.4.

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Releases are available on Maven Central.


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Arras Components

  • TabGroup
  • Dropdown
  • Lightbox and LightboxBody (requires jQuery - based on Colorbox)
  • DataTable (requires jQuery - based on DataTables)
  • Icon (based on font-awesome)
  • RemoteSubmit (triggers form submission from the outside)
  • MediumEditor (based on Medium-Editor)
  • Player (audio and video - based on video.js)

Check out the demo:

Arras CMS

Arras CMS provides simple content management functionality. It allows you to change text and images without having to redeploy your website.

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Check out the demo (resets every 24h):

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The war file is also available on Maven Central.

Arras Bootstrap

A convenience module to add Bootstrap's less files to your project.

Override Tapestry's default bootstrap.css with your own less file (e.g. your-project.less)

    public static void overrideBootstrapCSS(OrderedConfiguration<StackExtension> conf) {
        conf.override("bootstrap.css", StackExtension.stylesheet("META-INF/assets/your-project.less"));

Import Bootstrap's less files in your project's less file and adjust Bootstrap variables as you wish:

@import "arras/bootstrap/less/bootstrap.less";

// adjust bootstrap here, e.g:
@brand-primary:         purple;


Arras is a city in France which was specialized in fine wool tapestries in the 14th and 15th centuries. The term Arras is still used as a synonym for a rich tapestry.

Release History

  • 1.2.0 (unreleased)
  • added "dom" and "placeholder" parameters to DataTable
  • added LoadingOverlay mixin
  • added Select2 and MultiSelect2 components (based on select2 js)
  • added DataSourceLoop component
  • added arras-bootstrap module
  • added arras-mail module
  • 1.1.2 (2014-11-27)
  • improved reliability of selenium tests
  • switched to Java 6 (instead of Java 7)
  • support for fontawesome 3.x icon css classes
  • 1.1.1 (2014-11-14)
  • fixed Writing to a @Content property did not work when the contentId was not specified
  • 1.1.0 (2014-11-10)
  • added audio and video player (see Player component)
  • 1.0.0 (2014-11-07)
  • first release


  • replace medium-editor with medium.js
  • add a slider component (based on css3 effects rather than javascript)
  • add a ajax upload component (which is not based on jquery)


Arras is distributed under The Apache Software License, Version 2.0.

Arras includes files from other open-source projects which are distributed under the MIT license.

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