I'm constructing a new development environment for my team at work. it's Pretty much just 1 large application with a riot of mean absolute paths that ran on a old app server. (sorry no specifics here, gotta be anonymous for the spiders).
so how do I fix my problem?
IIS/Apache Connectors to Tomcat? not exactly simple to the novice. I'm sure it's Not that difficult. Still I want to keep the number of components a small as possible
I ended up deploying to tomcat's Root context. if your WAR/EAR deploying you can always add a small tag to your server.xml to default to the root context.
Ok... now I can deploy to the root context, and cooler you can still modify your project context to match. I use MyEclipse, but this will also work with NetBeans 5.5 beta (now bundled with tomcat).
if your using an exploded deployment for hot swapping, debugging etc. You shouldn't even need modify Tomcat's server.xml. nice how MyEclipse will back up the default ROOT app for you =)
Dave, I'm sure you'll read this sometime, FYI: I'm not using your license of MyEclipse, I bought my Own.
Ahhhh.... no need for any complicated apache/IIS configs. but it would still be cool to learn more about that.