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Eclipse Neon.3: Separate Tomcat installation required? [message #1769478] Tue, 01 August 2017 01:04 Go to next message
Ajoy Bhatia is currently offline Ajoy BhatiaFriend
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I am working with Eclipse Neon.3 and I have Eclipse Java EE Developer Tools feature and Eclipse Web Developer Tools feature installed. Do I need to install Apache Tomcat separately? Is it not included in these features?

I am asking because, in Servers view, I clicked on link to create a new server. For server type, I selected "Tomcat v9.0 Server" and clicked Next. Now, I am asked to enter "Tomcat installation directory". There is a button labeled "Download and Install..." but it is disabled.

Why is a Tomcat server not included in my Eclipse installation? Is there something that I am missing?

- Ajoy
Re: Eclipse Neon.3: Separate Tomcat installation required? [message #1769551 is a reply to message #1769478] Tue, 01 August 2017 14:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Nitin Dahyabhai is currently offline Nitin DahyabhaiFriend
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My own supposition is that It is third party software that is not needed to run either of the Features you've listed above.

Nitin Dahyabhai
Eclipse Web Tools Platform
Re: Eclipse Neon.3: Separate Tomcat installation required? [message #1769727 is a reply to message #1769551] Wed, 02 August 2017 22:56 Go to previous message
Larry Isaacs is currently offline Larry IsaacsFriend
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The reason this feature is not enabled for Tomcat 9 is that Tomcat 9 downloads are still "alpha" at this time. It won't be enabled until there is an official release. However, I don't recommend using this feature to install your Tomcat as it is locked to a version of Tomcat when Web Tools is built and is soon out of date for currently supported Tomcats. It is better to download a zip or tar.gz from the Apache Tomcat site for the current version of the Tomcat you are interested in and use that.
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