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1.2.12 | Updated: 02 Jan 2015



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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


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


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade activator -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade activator -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install activator
    name: activator
    version: '1.2.12'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'activator' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '1.2.12'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller activator
    Name     = "activator"
    Version  = "1.2.12"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'activator':
  ensure   => '1.2.12',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 03 Jan 2015.


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.

@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:
@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 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"
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'

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


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%


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




exit /B %ERROR_CODE%
$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"

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