Will debugging/running be available through eclipse?

One of my biggest peeves with bukkit was that you would need to export the jar every time you wanted to test it. I was wondering if we would be able to run and debug our plugins directly from eclipse, without going through the repetitive process of exporting and launching the server.

I suppose debugging/running will be possible using any kind of IDE/debugger.

The reason I think it will be possible is that Sponge is built on top of Forge, which
allows debugging of mods.

Therefore it won’t be different for plugins.

I hope so, sk89q also used a “on the fly develop” mechanism:

This was already possible with Bukkit. You’d just have to include the right sources and change the launch path.