Eclipse Java

Tomcat requires JDK or JRE ?

  • Tomcat documentation specifies JRE for installation.
  • The minimum version of JRE depends on Tomcat version, check out the chart below
  • JDK can also be used in place of JRE, for JRE environment variables will be JRE_HOME, and for JDK JAVA_HOME
  • JDK provides certain additional startup option
  • The difference using JDK over JRE is to enable debug mode when launching tomcat jvm.

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