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From Nathan Coast <>
Subject [ANN] maven-tomcat-plugin 1.2
Date Sat, 12 Nov 2005 18:37:13 GMT

The codeczar team is pleased to announce the long overdue update to the 

This plugin represents a significant change over the previous version. 
The main focus has been improve developer productivity by reducing the 
time it takes to promote code changes into tomcat.

Main Changes
* introduced live & dev modes with clear distinction of activities
* works with maven 1.1
* updated references to tomcat 5.5.12 jars
* changed manager app configuration to a single url property
* precompiled jsp servlets web xml config handled by jasper
* @maven.tomcat.generated@ now obsolete
* removed deprecated install and remove tasks.
* deploy and undeploy handle remote and local exploded deployments
* added _goalname goals without prereqs to enable customisation of build 
sequence in maven.xml
* improved support for tomcat context.xml files

Changes to the plugin have resulted in backwards incompatibilities.  It 
is likely you will have to change for existing 
projects in order to use this plugin.

to install the plugin:


maven -DartifactId=maven-tomcat-plugin
       -Dversion=1.2 plugin:download

As a final note, thanks to the numerous people who have contributed 
suggestions and patches over the last year.


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