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Bug 153024 - Provide adding/removing context for tomcat... without starting the server
Summary: Provide adding/removing context for tomcat... without starting the server
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: serverplugins
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Code (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: All All
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: issues@serverplugins
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-11-12 11:12 UTC by tomzi
Modified: 2008-11-12 11:12 UTC (History)
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Description tomzi 2008-11-12 11:12:08 UTC
It would be helpful to have a feature where I could add/remove several context's(projects) from the project's view to
the tomcat server and also remove them without having to start and undeploy/deploy them. Also it would be great to see
the currently 'added' context's in the server node, whe it is shut down. This is especially important when eg. the
tomcat is not started yet.

In our project we have the web frontend and the backend seperated in such a way that they are subdevided in several
web-applications (>30). However as a developer I would only need to start 3 or 4 (usually one frontend webapp and
several backend web-app's) to work and develop features on one project. 

In Netbeans I have all projects (maven) I work on in the projects view (10-20 projects). 

.) When the server (tomcat) is not started yet, I'd like to know which context's it WOULD start and remove those I don't
need and add the one's I need for my next step in development/debugging/testing/bugfixing. I'd like to have this done
before I start the server since, starting it would take up to 2 minutes. And I usually start the server several times a
day (changing spring files, velocity properites, hibernate config....)
.) I would be necessary to extend the current server view in a way to see the current context's even if the tomcat is
turned of.
.) I should be able to eg rightclick on the server node and add a context from a list of current projects in the project
.) I should be able to add a context from a list of projects not in the project view, but maybe from a project on the
.) It is also necessary to be able to add a context 'by hand' in a user friendly way, meaning that I could define a war
file to add, or a folder on the filesystem (that contains the exploded, web-inf structure) and the context path