the successor to sysdeo (and mongrel) for launching tomcat from eclipse

I’ve been using Mongrel to launch Tomcat in one click from Eclipse. In Neon, this stopped working. I learned in a comment on that blog post that there’s now a plugin called “Eclipse Tomcat Plugin 9.1.0” that does the same thing. It is advertised as being a successor to Sysdeo. And it is. But so was Mongrel. However, it works in Neon and does the same thing as Sysdeo/Mongrel so it is logically a successor to both!

The process was easy to get going:

  1. Uninstall Mongrel
  2. Restart Eclipse
  3. Install Eclipse Tomcat Plugin 9.1.0
  4. Restart Eclipse
  5. Preferences
  6. Tomcat  Рchoose version of Tomcat path and Tomcat home

That’s it!