Alpaca Technical Stack¶
As of version 2.0.0, Alpaca contains serveral tools bundled into a single runnable jar file. The different tools can be enabled/disabled depending on the configuration you define.
Gradle is used by Alpaca as a build and package management tool. It is similar to Maven.
Apache Camel is an integration framework that aids in implementing integration patterns.
Apache ActiveMQ is a JMS compliant Messaging Queue. Messaging client can make use of JMS to send messages.
Installing ActiveMQ is relatively easy. Download the latest stable release here. Go to the
activemq_install_dir/bin. Start the ActiveMQ by using the activemq script or batch file and start command.
$ cd activemq_install_dir/bin $ ./activemq start
When ActiveMQ gets started, go to http://localhost:8161/admin/. You can login using admin:admin.
Note that ActiveMQ in Islandora playbook does not have a UI.