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From Ralph Pöllath <>
Subject Re: [m2] Using the tomcat plugin
Date Wed, 02 Nov 2005 17:39:03 GMT
On 02.11.2005, at 16:55, Jan Bartel wrote:
> Ralph,
> Just a suggestion: if you want to run your webapp without having to  
> create a war first,
> you could try the Jetty6 plugin. It is extremely lightweight, you
> don't have to have any external config files for it, plus it will  
> automatically
> hot-redeploy your webapp whenever you change any class files or  
> dependencies. You can
> get it from scpexe://


sounds great, but I can't figure out what to do with scpexe:// I tried creating a  
pluginRepository in ~/.m2/settings.xml but can't get it to work.


> Ralph Pöllath wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I've successfully compiled and installed the tomcat plugin from  
>> svn,  and tomcat:deploy works as expected. Now I'm wondering how  
>> to best  use it.
>> For development, I'd like to avoid zipping up the war file for  
>> each  deployment. From gleaning at the source, I learned this  
>> means  deploying in local mode. I guess I have to pass a parameter  
>> to the  tomcat plugin, but I can't figure out the parameter's  
>> correct name (I  know, this question is related to plugins in  
>> general, but I can't  find the documentation).
>> I tried
>> $ mvn -Dorg.apache.maven.plugins.maven-tomcat-plugin.mode=local   
>> tomcat:deploy
>> and
>> $ mvn -Dorg.codehaus.mojo.tomcat.mode=local tomcat:deploy
>> but all I get is
>> [INFO] Deploying war remotely to /myProject on http://localhost: 
>> 8080/ manager
>> which means I'm running in the default remote mode.
>> I also noticed there's a mode called inplace, that uses a  
>> context.xml  file to deploy to tomcat, and requires the war plugin  
>> to run in  exploded mode. What's the advantage of using inplace (I  
>> assume you  get to use a path different from  
>>, and how  do I configure the war plugin?
>> How does everyone else use the tomcat plugin?
>> Thanks,
>> -Ralph.

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