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Posts: 54
Registered: ‎10-23-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Development environment setup question

I'm new to widgets but not to BB Java development and am trying to understand what I need for Eclipse.

I have followed the instructions to install the Widget SDK and Web Plugin using the Eclipse -> Install new software route. When I work through the document for building and debugging your first plugin, there is a point where you add a Tomcat server, but Tomcat isn't in my available options. Following the Download server adaptors link doesn't show any Tomcat related content either.


I suspect I need to install Tomcat first and that the download server adaptors is just for the Eclipse connection, is that correct? 


If so I have a problem as I am running Eclipse and the JRE under 32 bit mode on 64 bit Windows 7. I do not have a 64 bit JRE installed which presents a problem for installing Tomcat. Is there any documentation on how to use an existing Apache server that I have already on the LAN?


Thanks in advance for any suggestions or pointers to documentation.


Posts: 3,708
Registered: ‎10-16-2008
My Device: Z10
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: Development environment setup question

Hi Glen,


I'm trying to make sure I understand you correctly.


All you need to do to get up and going to build a widget in Eclipse is to download and install the full installer of the BlackBerry Web Plug-in


It includes everything that you need.


Are you trying to create and debug a website or a Widget?  For a widget you will not need a Tomcat server.

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