I missed testing something big in my Eclipse Juno (4.2) review. I tried out features and editors but didn’t actually start up my web app. When I did that I, learned that Sysdeo doesn’t work with Juno. And by that, I mean the icons don’t display and their website doesn’t say anything about Eclipse 4.2 support. It didn’t say anything about Indigo (3.7) support either but Eclipse hadn’t changed enough to matter.
Which finally forced me to try out WTP’s server’s review. It’s a lot like Rational Application Developer. You have the Server view and right click to stop/start. It’s fine, but I’ll miss the one click start a bit.
How to configure
- Add a new server runtime.
- Point it to already installed Tomcat 7 – /usr/local/apache-tomcat-7.0.14
- In server view, double click the server
- Change server location to “Use Tomcat installation” (we have CodeRanch configured to use the expanded war and be deployed to webapps automatically.)
How it works
It’s fine. No complaints. Not significantly harder than Sysdeo. In fact, it is more similar to my work machine. Sysdeo was a good ride for many years though.