While part of our team was busy getting Resin to pass the needed for Web Profile compliance TCKs I had dedicated some time to updating Resin Eclipse Plugin. There were few things done for this release:
- removed dependency on Resin libraries
- changed hot deploy mechanism to using new Resin CLI interface
- added download and license request option to the Server Configuration Dialog
While the first two items require little explanation the Server Configuration Dialog may need some explaining. The screen leading into the page of the dialog that facilitates downloading Resin presents with a choice of servers:
The next page of the dialog will read the value of selected Item to limit the choice of servers you can download. Since the hot deploy option with CLI is only available with Resin 4.0.14 the items available for download will start with 4.0.14 version of Resin:
When the “… Version” and “Resin Home” fields have correct values, pushingÂ “Install…” button will download the selected version of Resin and install it into a directory specified in “Resin Home” field. Note, that if you want to compile Resin’s JNI on Unix, you still need to do a manual ./configure –prefix=$ResinHome; make; make install; from a directory specified in “Resin Home” field.
If the Dialog discovers no license in the chosen ‘Resin Home’ (this will always be so for newly installed Resin) the dialog will enable “License” portion of the page. Supplying the fields with values that pass verification enables the “Next” button. Â The “Next” button issues a license request and changes to the next page allowing you to finalize the configuration.
The license is sent to email address specifiied in “Email” field.
Resin plugin available for download at Resin Eclipse Plugin Update Site