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How to integrate Tomcat Plugin with Eclipse

 
meimei li
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Hi,

I asked this question among other questions in my previous post, but I feel the need to put it in a separate topic.

I tried to integrate "Sysdeo Eclipse Tomcat Launcher plugin" 3.1 version with Eclipse 3.1 and Tomcat 4.1.31 on Windows XP, but encountered an unexpected problem.

I downloaded the " Sysdeo Eclipse Tomcat Launcher plugin" 3.1 version for Eclipse 3.1, extracted the plugin files to my Eclipse/plugin directory ( I did see "com.sysdeo.eclipse.tomcat_3.1.0" directory in the Eclipse/plugin directory). However, in the restarted Eclipse IDE, there is neither a "tomcat" icon in the toolbar, nor a "Tomcat" option under "Window->customer perspective...->commands->Available command groups". Actually, there is no "Available command groups" option in the "commands" dialog at all.

The windows Environment variables like "CATALINA_HOME" and "TOMCAT_HOME" are set.

I followed the steps listed in the Sysdeo plugin instruction, except the following instruction doesn't specify for "Eclipse 3.1", but I assume the activation steps for Eclipse 3.0 should apply for 3.1.

Installation

This plug-in does not contain Tomcat.

(Download and install Tomcat before using this plugin).

This is a desing choice not to include Tomcat in the plugin distribution, this way everyone can

choose a Tomcat version, it is easy to switch from one Tomcat version to another

Download tomcatPluginVxxx.zip

Unzip it in /plugins

Plugin activation for Eclipse 2.1 :

select menu 'Window->Customize Perspective...', expand 'Others' and check 'Tomcat'

Plugin activation for Eclipse 3.0 :

select menu 'Window->Customize Perspective...->Commands', and check 'Tomcat' in

'Available command groups'

Set Tomcat home : Window -> Preferences, select Tomcat and set Tomcat home

This plugin launches Tomcat using the default JRE checked in Eclipe preferences window.

To set a JDK as default JRE for Eclipse open the preference window : Window ->

Preferences -> Java -> Installed JREs.

This JRE must be a JDK (This is a Tomcat prerequisite).

The plugin sets itself Tomcat classpath and bootclasspath. Use Preferences -> Tomcat -

>JVM Settings, only if you need specific settings.




Can anyone tell me what has went wrong?

Thanks very much.
 
Tim Holloway
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On the menu Help/About, click the "plugins" button to see the installed plugins. There should be a "Tomcat Plugin" from provider SYSDEO. If there isn't, the plugin didn't install. If there is, we should be able to figure out how to activate it.
 
meimei li
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Under Help->About Eclipse SDK->Plugin details, there is no plugin from Sysdeo. There is only "Tomcat Wrapper" from Eclipse.org. However, I did see the Sysdeo directory under my Eclipse/plugins directory.

D:/eclipse/plugins>ls
com.sysdeo.eclipse.tomcat_3.1.0
org.apache.ant_1.6.5
org.apache.lucene_1.4.3
org.eclipse.ant.core_3.1.1.jar
org.eclipse.ant.ui_3.1.2.jar
org.eclipse.compare_3.1.1.jar
org.eclipse.core.boot_3.1.0.jar
org.eclipse.core.commands_3.1.0.jar
org.eclipse.core.expressions_3.1.0.jar

I am wondering what's wrong.


Thanks very much.
 
Amod Bhatia
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Hi, same problem i m facing... but i m able to see plugin when i click plugin from help but not able to see on toolbar niether in windows->customize prefernce...

kindly tell me how to proced further ?
 
meimei li
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I resolved the previous posted problem by removing the old eclipse, install a new one, install the plugin, and then the plugin is integrated with the IDE nicely.
 
George Bromfield
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Hi.

After you copy a new plugin into eclipse/plugins you should run in the directory eclipse the following command: java -jar startup.jar -clean

Now you should be able to see your plugin. This way you don't have to reinstall your eclipse every time you add a new plugin
 
Vikas Kapoor
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Hi Catalin,

This command helped me to get my plugins back from the DARK

Thanks buddy.

Regards,

Vishal Pandya
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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