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A new addition to the Typesafe Reactive Platform is Typesafe Activator, a unique, browser-based tool that helps developers get started with Typesafe technologies quickly and easily. Activator is a hub for developers wanting to build Reactive applications. Unlike previous developer-focused offerings that are delivered simply via a website, Activator breaks new ground by delivering a rich application directly to the desktop. Activator updates in real-time with new content from Typesafe and value-add third parties, helping developers engage and adopt Typesafe technologies in an entirely frictionless manner.

To install activator, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install activator

To upgrade activator, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade activator


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $here = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
    function Install-BinFile {
        [string] $name,
        [string] $path
      Write-Debug "Running 'Install-BinFile' for $name with path:`'$path`'";
      $packageBatchFileName = Join-Path $nugetExePath "$name.bat"
      if (Test-Path ($packageBatchFileName)) {Remove-Item $packageBatchFileName -force}
      $path = $path.ToLower().Replace($nugetPath.ToLower(), "..\").Replace("\\","\")
      $path = "%DIR%$($path)"
      $pathBash = $path.Replace("%DIR%..\","`$DIR/../").Replace("\","/")
      Write-Host "Adding $packageBatchFileName and pointing to `'$path`'." -ForegroundColor $Note
    "@echo off
    SET DIR=%~dp0%
    cmd /c ""$path %*""
    exit /b %ERRORLEVEL%" | Out-File $packageBatchFileName -encoding ASCII
    # Install apm shortcut
    Install-BinFile "activator" "$here\activator.bat"
  • tools\activator.bat Show
    @REM activator launcher script
    @REM Envioronment:
    @REM JAVA_HOME - location of a JDK home dir (optional if java on path)
    @REM CFG_OPTS  - JVM options (optional)
    @REM Configuration:
    @REM activatorconfig.txt found in the ACTIVATOR_HOME or ACTIVATOR_HOME/ACTIVATOR_VERSION
    @setlocal enabledelayedexpansion
    @echo off
    set "var1=%~1"
    if defined var1 (
      if "%var1%"=="help" (
        echo Usage activator [options] [command]
        echo Commands:
        echo ui                 Start the Activator UI
        echo new [name] [template-id]  Create a new project with [name] using template [template-id]
        echo list-templates     Print all available template names
        echo help               Print this message
        echo Options:
        echo -jvm-debug [port]  Turn on JVM debugging, open at the given port.  Defaults to 9999 if no port given.
        echo Environment variables ^(read from context^):
        echo JAVA_OPTS          Environment variable, if unset uses ""
        echo SBT_OPTS           Environment variable, if unset uses ""
        echo ACTIVATOR_OPTS     Environment variable, if unset uses ""
        goto :end
    if "%ACTIVATOR_HOME%"=="" (
    	set "ACTIVATOR_HOME=%~dp0"
    	@REM remove trailing "\" from path
    set ERROR_CODE=0
    set APP_VERSION=1.2.12
    set ACTIVATOR_LAUNCH_JAR=activator-launch-%APP_VERSION%.jar
    rem Detect if we were double clicked, although theoretically A user could
    rem manually run cmd /c
    for %%x in (%cmdcmdline%) do if %%~x==/c set DOUBLECLICKED=1
    rem FIRST we load a config file of extra options (if there is one)
    set "CFG_FILE_HOME=%UserProfile%\.activator\activatorconfig.txt"
    set "CFG_FILE_VERSION=%UserProfile%\.activator\%APP_VERSION%\activatorconfig.txt"
    set CFG_OPTS=
    if exist %CFG_FILE_VERSION% (
      FOR /F "tokens=* eol=# usebackq delims=" %%i IN ("%CFG_FILE_VERSION%") DO (
        set DO_NOT_REUSE_ME=%%i
        rem ZOMG (Part #2) WE use !! here to delay the expansion of
        rem CFG_OPTS, otherwise it remains "" for this loop.
    if "%CFG_OPTS%"=="" (
      if exist %CFG_FILE_HOME% (
        FOR /F "tokens=* eol=# usebackq delims=" %%i IN ("%CFG_FILE_HOME%") DO (
          set DO_NOT_REUSE_ME=%%i
          rem ZOMG (Part #2) WE use !! here to delay the expansion of
          rem CFG_OPTS, otherwise it remains "" for this loop.
    rem We use the value of the JAVACMD environment variable if defined
    if "%_JAVACMD%"=="" (
      if not "%JAVA_HOME%"=="" (
        if exist "%JAVA_HOME%\bin\java.exe" set "_JAVACMD=%JAVA_HOME%\bin\java.exe"
        rem if there is a java home set we make sure it is the first picked up when invoking 'java'
        SET "PATH=%JAVA_HOME%\bin;%PATH%"
    if "%_JAVACMD%"=="" set _JAVACMD=java
    rem Detect if this java is ok to use.
    for /F %%j in ('"%_JAVACMD%" -version  2^>^&1') do (
      if %%~j==Java set JAVAINSTALLED=1
    rem Detect the same thing about javac
    if "%_JAVACCMD%"=="" (
      if not "%JAVA_HOME%"=="" (
        if exist "%JAVA_HOME%\bin\javac.exe" set "_JAVACCMD=%JAVA_HOME%\bin\javac.exe"
    if "%_JAVACCMD%"=="" set _JAVACCMD=javac
    for /F %%j in ('"%_JAVACCMD%" -version 2^>^&1') do (
      if %%~j==javac set JAVACINSTALLED=1
    rem BAT has no logical or, so we do it OLD SCHOOL! Oppan Redmond Style
    set JAVAOK=true
    if not defined JAVAINSTALLED set JAVAOK=false
    if not defined JAVACINSTALLED set JAVAOK=false
    if "%JAVAOK%"=="false" (
      echo A Java JDK is not installed or can't be found.
      if not "%JAVA_HOME%"=="" (
        echo JAVA_HOME = "%JAVA_HOME%"
      echo Please go to
      echo and download a valid Java JDK and install before running Activator.
      echo If you think this message is in error, please check
      echo your environment variables to see if "java.exe" and "javac.exe" are
      echo available via JAVA_HOME or PATH.
      if defined DOUBLECLICKED pause
      exit /B 1
    rem Check what Java version is being used to determine what memory options to use
    for /f "tokens=3" %%g in ('java -version 2^>^&1 ^| findstr /i "version"') do (
        set JAVA_VERSION=%%g
    rem Strips away the " characters
    rem TODO Check if there are existing mem settings in JAVA_OPTS/CFG_OPTS and use those instead of the below
    for /f "delims=. tokens=1-3" %%v in ("%JAVA_VERSION%") do (
        set MAJOR=%%v
        set MINOR=%%w
        set BUILD=%%x
        set META_SIZE=-XX:MetaspaceSize=64M -XX:MaxMetaspaceSize=256M
        if "!MINOR!" LSS "8" (
          set META_SIZE=-XX:PermSize=64M -XX:MaxPermSize=256M
        set MEM_OPTS=!META_SIZE!
    rem We use the value of the JAVA_OPTS environment variable if defined, rather than the config.
    if "%_JAVA_OPTS%"=="" set _JAVA_OPTS=%CFG_OPTS%
    set DEBUG_OPTS=
    rem Loop through the arguments, building remaining args in args variable
    set args=
    if not "%~1"=="" (
      rem Checks if the argument contains "-D" and if true, adds argument 1 with 2 and puts an equal sign between them.
      rem This is done since batch considers "=" to be a delimiter so we need to circumvent this behavior with a small hack.
      set arg1=%~1
      if "!arg1:~0,2!"=="-D" (
       	set "args=%args% "%~1"="%~2""
        goto argsloop
      if "%~1"=="-jvm-debug" (
        if not "%~2"=="" (
          rem This piece of magic somehow checks that an argument is a number
          for /F "delims=0123456789" %%i in ("%~2") do (
            set var="%%i"
          if defined var (
            rem Not a number, assume no argument given and default to 9999
            set JPDA_PORT=9999
          ) else (
            rem Port was given, shift arguments
            set JPDA_PORT=%~2
        ) else (
          set JPDA_PORT=9999
        set DEBUG_OPTS=-Xdebug -Xrunjdwp:transport=dt_socket,server=y,suspend=n,address=!JPDA_PORT!
        goto argsloop
      rem else
      set "args=%args% "%~1""
      goto argsloop
    if "!args!"=="" (
      if defined DOUBLECLICKED (
        set CMDS="ui"
      ) else set CMDS=!args!
    ) else set CMDS=!args!
    rem We add a / in front, so we get file:///C: instead of file://C:
    rem Java considers the later a UNC path.
    rem We also attempt a solid effort at making it URI friendly.
    rem We don't even bother with UNC paths.
    rem Checks if the command contains spaces to know if it should be wrapped in quotes or not
    if ERRORLEVEL 1 goto error
    goto end
    set ERROR_CODE=1
    exit /B %ERROR_CODE%
  • tools\activator-launch-1.2.12.jar
  • tools\activator

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Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
activator 1.2.10 265 Wednesday, November 26, 2014 approved

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