Right now I'm building the war file in eclipse, copying the war file to a local Jboss deployment, then setting up a remote debugger and connecting to the jboss instance thru eclipse...
I would like to automate this process so that there's no war file, no deployment or remote debugging. I want Jboss to be integrated into Eclipse by way of a plugin (preferably GPL or LGPL)... !!
I'm using: Java 1.4
(I've looked at JBoss-IDE, it looks very promising. But I wanted to check with the experts before I jump into anything.)
Eclipse europa java ee works as you expect. We use it since its release right heavy. You can configure your server right in eclipse as well as starting and stoping it. But Eclipse 3.3 (Europa) needs Java SE 5. But as Run-Configuration Java 1.4 is supported.
Hope this helps.