Dear users of Apache Jackrabbit,
the Apache Jackrabbit Team has decided to drop support and deprecate the
2.8 branch of Apache Jackrabbit. Branch, tags and releases will still be
available for future references, but will not show up on the download
page anymore. Users are encouraged to upgrade to the latest stable
versions (2.20 for Java 8, 2.14 for Java 7, 2.12 (*) for Java 6).
<https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JCR-4538> for further information.
Best regards, Julian
(*) But note that 2.12 is planned to be retired later this year as well.