I have been having trouble getting the GWT Studio server to take note of settings in its context and web xml files. Postings on the GWT forum suggest that this is a defect of the embedded GWT server and that it's better to run the GWT development shell with a -noserver option, which makes it possible to use an external Tomcat server and still debug the client code in the GWT browser.
I can't see anything in the GWT run configuration that will enable me to do this. Does anybody know how? I'm using IDEA 6.0.