Right click on your AS 7 server and select "Show In > Web Management Console" and you now got the console in the web browser inside eclipse
We've focused on development tasks primarily and do not want to reproduce all aspects of the management console since it would be alot duplication of
efforts which we found could be better done via the work done in management console.
That said if you try the latest we now expose the "server details" which you can browse and see details in a "raw" form.
I could definitely see us starting making some read only view of these and provide direct links to the management console UI to reconfigure these - but that is a future work.
Hm, that's sort of cheating :-) but it works for now. Thanks for the quick reply.
I would not mind contributing -- but I have no idea how to write an eclipse tool. How would you even start?