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From David Jencks <>
Subject Re: Deploying GBeans bundled inside an EAR
Date Sat, 12 Jan 2008 08:57:53 GMT
I seem to have let this drop through the cracks, my apologies.

We have lots of examples of gbeans in web app, connector, and ejb  
plans deploying successfully, and I thought we had examples of gbeans  
in an ear plan deploying.  Do you have an example of this not  
working?  Is there any chance that the ear plan is not actually being  

david jencks

On Nov 23, 2007, at 2:59 AM, Janko Heilgeist wrote:

> Hi,
> on July 11th, 2006 Aaron Mulder wrote:
>> Let's say you want to deploy certain GBeans when an EAR is deployed.
>> The problem seems to be getting them onto the classpath for the EAR.
>> The options seem to be somewhat forced:
>>  - put them in a JAR in a RAR in the EAR
>>  - put them in an EJB JAR in the EAR
>>  - put them in a JAR in the EAR and add a reference to that JAR to  
>> the
>> manifest Class-Path of an EJB JAR in the EAR
>>  - put them in a JAR in the repository and add a dependency to
>> geronimo-application.xml
>>  - put them in a service module JAR or in a different application
>> module using one of these options and add that module as a dependency
>> in geronimo-application.xml
>> Is that right?  It seems like it might be valuable to be able to
>> include a JAR of GBeans in the EAR and somehow reference it from the
>> geronimo-application.xml so it could be added to the EAR classpath
>> without being in a J2EE module in the EAR, and still benefit from the
>> hot deployment features and stuff that don't work as well for JARs in
>> the repository.  That would also provide an option other than the
>> manifest Class-Path for having multiple J2EE modules in an EAR refer
>> to the same JAR in the EAR.
>> What do you think?
>> Thanks,
>>     Aaron
> Have there been any advances on this topic? I've seen a recent post by
> David Jencks, that one can put the classes into a JAR inside the
> lib-folder and describe the GBeans inside the geronimo- 
> application.xml,
> but although this deploys successfully for me, the GBean is never
> started. All the documentation and tutorials available refer to  
> pre-2.0
> Geronimo and describe methods, that seem to be obsolete.
> Any help is appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Janko

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