Sysdeo Tomcat Launcher

Start, stop, and manage Tomcat and WAR files without leaving Eclipse.

Download Sysdeo Tomcat Launcher 3.2.1 for EasyEclipse 1.2.2:

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Download Sysdeo Tomcat Launcher for EasyEclipse 1.3:

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This plugin lets you manage Apache Tomcat without leaving Eclipse:

It is much faster and much easier to set up and use than the Eclipse J2EE tools, and is perfect for development of web applications on Tomcat with JSPs.

There are currently 3 comments for this plugin. You can review them and add more here.

Installing this plugin

This plugin is in the EasyEclipse Server Java distribution.

If you install this plugin on another EasyEclipse distribution, the dependent plugin Eclipse Java Development Tools must be present in the EasyEclipse distribution, or must be installed separately.

Getting started

This plugin does not contain Tomcat: you must download and install it before using this plugin. You can download a recent version from the Apache Tomcat 5 Downloads page.

Before using the plugin, you must set Tomcat home : Window > Preferences, select Tomcat and set the Tomcat version and Tomcat home fields. Then start the Tomcat server by selecting the menu Tomcat > Start Tomcat. You can check in the Console view that the server starts correctly.

To create a new Tomcat project, select New > Project and select Tomcat. After creating a project, you can add JSP files at the root of the project, or Java files in the WEB-INF/src folder, and immediately run them on the server, without any deployment step: for example, if you create a Tomcat project called

and you create a file
in it, then you can see you file by opening
(if your server runs on port 8080).

Note: This plugin launches Tomcat using the default JRE (Java Runtime) checked in Eclipse preferences (in Window > Preferences > Java > Installed JREs). This JRE must be a JDK (this is a Tomcat prerequisite): on Windows and Linux, you should use an EasyEclipse distribution that includes the Java JDK for Windows or Linux, rather than the Windows or Linux JRE.

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Changes in EasyEclipse 1.3.1:

Changes in EasyEclipse 1.2.2: Changes in EasyEclipse 1.2.1: Changes in EasyEclipse 1.0.0:

Credits and License

Credits: B Leroux, Sysdeo

Copyright (c) Sysdeo SA - 2002-2006

This plugin is licensed under a BSD/MIT/Apache-style license.


Comment by Paul Mendelson
2007-03-11 15:17:14

This launcher works great and is very easy to use. However, it is missing 2 features that would get me to switch if i could find them elsewhere:
The ability to launch different tomcat configurations on a project by project basis
An integration with eclipse TPTP that is similar to the intergration with the eclipse debugger

Comment by Nicolas Dos Santos
2008-11-24 08:34:08

Thanks for this plugins.
I have a question :
I installed EasyEclipse and this plugin on a USB key. But this plugin is not portable because we must to define the full path to run tomcat and not a relative path.
If I write something like that “..\..\tomcat”, it doesn’t work.
Have you an idea?

Comment by ausitn
2010-11-09 05:51:26

I love it .thank you .
my eclipse is eclipse europa,and my tomcat is 5.5
they works well…thank you again.

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