I have been attempting to set up a web project using Idea 4.5.3 and tomcat 5.0 for the past week or so. Eclipse took me < 20 mins but Idea just won't give up on complaining about mysterious configuration problems.
I love Idea as an editor and that's why I have invested the time so far, but the amount of time I spend configuring projects is silly.
So far I have been able to get my webapp running but I could not debug JSP's. After trying to set up a web application again from scratch I of course had all of my source code overwritten by specifying an exploded directory. Now Idea complains that
"Neither exploded directory or jar file is configured for this project "
Even though I have configured both an exploded and jar file. I have tried every possible combination. Adding web modules of the same path, removing them, using the synch check box, no check box. All possible combinations but I cannot get past the message:
"Neither exploded directory or jar file is configured for this project"
Any help? Can I explode anything around my computer to get this working?