Lightbend Activator

Gilt Groupe Library Seed

Activator will be EOL-ed on May 24, 2017.

We’re making it easier and simpler for developers to get started with Lightbend technologies. This unfortunately means that future releases of Play, Akka and Scala will no longer include Activator support, and Lightbend’s Activator server will be decommissioned by the end of 2017. Instead of supporting Activator to create and set up development projects, we'll be supporting standard Giter8 templates for sbt users and Maven archetypes for Maven users. So going forward,

To create new Lightbend projects

Instead of using the Activator command, make sure you have sbt 0.13.13 (or higher), and use the “sbt new” command, providing the name of the template. For example, “$ sbt new akka/hello-akka.g8”. You can find a list of templates here.

Also, as a convenience, the Lightbend Project Starter allows you to quickly create a variety of example projects that you just unzip and run.

To create new templates

If you want to create new templates, you can now do that in Giter8.

To migrate templates from Activator to Giter8

If you created Activator templates in the past, please consider migrating them to Giter8 with this simple process.

Gilt Groupe Library Seed

Gilt Tech
June 4, 2014
scala seed

Seed project for a Gilt Scala library.

How to get "Gilt Groupe Library Seed" on your computer

There are several ways to get this template.

Option 1: Choose gilt-lib in the Lightbend Activator UI.

Already have Lightbend Activator (get it here)? Launch the UI then search for gilt-lib in the list of templates.

Option 2: Download the gilt-lib project as a zip archive

If you haven't installed Activator, you can get the code by downloading the template bundle for gilt-lib.

  1. Download the Template Bundle for "Gilt Groupe Library Seed"
  2. Extract the downloaded zip file to your system
  3. The bundle includes a small bootstrap script that can start Activator. To start Lightbend Activator's UI:

    In your File Explorer, navigate into the directory that the template was extracted to, right-click on the file named "activator.bat", then select "Open", and if prompted with a warning, click to continue:

    Or from a command line:

     C:\Users\typesafe\gilt-lib> activator ui 
    This will start Lightbend Activator and open this template in your browser.

Option 3: Create a gilt-lib project from the command line

If you have Lightbend Activator, use its command line mode to create a new project from this template. Type activator new PROJECTNAME gilt-lib on the command line.

Option 4: View the template source

The creator of this template maintains it at

Option 5: Preview the tutorial below

We've included the text of this template's tutorial below, but it may work better if you view it inside Activator on your computer. Activator tutorials are often designed to be interactive.

Preview the tutorial

You've just created a Gilt Scala Library! Now lets explore the code and make some changes.

Project Structure

There is one deployable artifact, the library src.


You'll need to update the following resources from the initial seed template

  • User email address in config/external/gerrit/reviewers.yml
  • License, homepage, repository & developers information in build.sbt
  • User email address in .travis.yml

Deploying to Maven Central

See: SBT: Using Sonatype The credentials for your Sonatype OSSRH account need to be added somewhere. Common convention is a ~/.sbt/0.13/sonatype.sbt file. In sbt, run publishSigned to publish your jar to Sonatype, afterwards you can run sonatypeRelease to perform the close and release steps in the Sonatype Nexus repository. Note: If your project version has a "SNAPSHOT" suffix, your project will be published to the snapshot repository of Sonatype, and you cannot use the sonatypeRelease command.