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.
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
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.
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.
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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.