rap-X v2.0 Download

Previously available only as a hosted solution on the 1.x branch, rap-X 2.0 is now available for download as a windows installer or as a WAR (Web ARchive) file.

The Windows Installer includes a full strength Java / J2EE web server. An efficient, lightweight database (HSQL) is included in the distribution, but this is recommended only for evaluation or single project use. For higher volume installations the rap-X installer supports:

  • MySQL (>v.4.0)
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Oracle 10g
rap-X uses the excellent "Hibernate" object relational mapping library. This provides support for many different databases. A full list of these is available here. rap-X is being used successfully with Oracle 10g and SQL Server.

N.B.MySQL and HSQL DB are fully supported by the rap-X team for all product options. Other databases may require manual editing of the rap-X configuration files, and may need support or development from the rap-X team. Please contact us for details.

Feature Summary

  • Easy to use, powerful bug / issue / request management
  • Hierarchical categories, with group based access restrictions
  • Highly configurable event driven notifications (e.g. email)
  • Proposals - group requests together for release or payment purposes
  • Customisable "Dashboard" portal page with portlet style blocks
  • FAQ and Forum "Themes" - easily customised template based views



rap-X is also available as a hosted service. On-line demos can be found here.


  1. To download the Java Runtime Environment visit the Sun download site
  2. The WAR format is a an archive file format with a pre-defined content directory structure, allowing Java web applications to be deployed more easily between different servers. Further details are available on the Sun tutorial site.
  3. There are many Java web servers / servlet containers available. A list is available on Sun's web site. Apache Tomcat is a good one to start with. It's free, easy to setup, and has a web interface for loading a .WAR file to deploy rap-X.