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From Tomasz Mazan <>
Subject Re: classloading within an EAR file problem
Date Fri, 21 Sep 2007 07:57:12 GMT

djencks wrote:
> Despite Tomasz's optimism I don't think you can do this.  In geronimo  
> the rars and ejb jars in an ear get put in one classloader and each  
> web-app gets put in another classloader.  The ear classloader is a  
> parent of every war classloader.  The problem is that the war  
> classloaders don't get publically accessible names that you could use  
> in the dependencies section to make one a parent of another.
> I'm afraid your best bet in geronimo is to put the shared classes  
> into a jar in the ear's lib directory.  I would not object in the  
> least if you raised a jira for this issue but I doubt I personally  
> will be able to work on it very soon.
> thanks
> david jencks

David, thanks for Your explanation and sorry I was misleading. I was almost
sure that dependencies between war's are similar to jars. Sorry again.

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