WTP integration

WTP refers to the Web Tools Platform project from the Eclipse foundation which allows Eclipse users to easily develop, launch and debug web applications. IvyDE works with WTP 2.0+ (Eclipse 3.3+).

In the properties of your project configured to use WTP, there is a section titled "Java EE Module Dependencies". In this section you will find the IvyDE classpath container listed, usually with the name "ivy.xml [*]". Select it and dependencies found in the IvyDE classpath container will be deployed as well.

This has been successfully tested with Eclipse 3.3/WTP 2.0, and Eclipse 3.4/WTP 3.0.

IBM Rational Application Developer (RAD) 7.5.3+

Users of RAD 7.5.3 will notice that the classpath container is not listed in the table. RAD prevents the deployment of classpath containers by default. To allow this behavior, selection Windows > Preferences > Java EE. Check "Allow loose classpath module dependencies". RAD will present you with a warning message. To enable the behavior, you need to check the option again in the popup and click Yes.

Note: due to a bug in RAD 7.5.3, this IBM specific property is not persisted when we close the workbench and reopen it. To work around this:
  • Export RSA preferences ( File > Export > General > Preferences)
  • Open the exported .epf file and replace
  • Load the modified .epf

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