This is a free open source Win32 program that simplifies launching Tomcat . It runs on both Win98 and Win2000 and has been tested with the various versions of Tomcat. There are three variants for Tomcat versions 3.0-3.2, 3.3 and for 4.0. The installer drops two programs in the /bin directory that replace the role of the batch files there. The key benefits of the program over the batch files are:
This program also provides a log file. No more watching the error messages from batch files scroll off the screen. For advanced uses, an options file allows for easy JDK switching.
"This JustGo program should be REQUIRED with the Tomcat installation. I followed the original installation instructions to the letter and got all kinds of errors and garbage and didn't understand how win98 and memory work together. I went to start Tomcat and got all these out of environment space errors What the hell does that mean? Of course there was no documentation at the Jakarta Web site to help.
I was really getting angry after the three mark cause I couldn't figure out what I was doing wrong.
"mate you are an absolute legend, ive been arsing about with my win98 installation of tomcat.
60 seconds and all your problems are solved. download, unzip, copy to bin and run.
"I just spent a couple hours trying to setup Tomcat and stumbled across your
web page in my search for installation answers. I have to admit, I really
didnt think it would work despite the testimonials listed....but I was
wrong. It took me 5 seconds to download and about 10 seconds after clicking
the executable to have Tomcat up and running. Thanks for saving me anymore
pain. ;) Impressive work.... "
"After trying many different combinations of bat setup files and MS-Dos memory
settings, I found your entry in the archive (search on 'start tomcat') and
tried your JustGo_v12.zip file. The JStart.exe and JStop.exe worked
perfectly the first time!"
"I just downloaded and easily installed your JustGo
Tomcat launcher. It works like a charm. I now have two shortcuts on my desktop -- one for
Jstart and one for Jstop, both with your Jgo.ico icon. Very nice looking,
and very handy. Just a double-click to start or stop Tomcat, no more
awkward manual adjustments of environment size, both Jstart.log and
Jstop.log files automatically created and excellent documentation.
"First, thanks a million. I've tried every way imaginable to get
Tomcat working on my Win98 machine. I've searched archives, faq's, and tried
every suggestion on the Tomcat list. Nothing has worked. I managed to get
Apache jserv working and Sun's JSDWK working and both ran the examples
fine...but Tomcat just wouldn't go. Whatever you did ran right out of
the box on Tomcat Beta 3.2."
Don't believe this will work for you? There are more testimonials here...
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