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From Kory Markevich <>
Subject Re: Eclipse Utility Projects with 2.1.2
Date Thu, 11 Sep 2008 17:26:41 GMT

Well, Eclipse assists by having utility projects.  From the WTP

An enterprise application can contain utility JAR files that are to be used
by the contained modules. This allows sharing of code at the application
level by multiple Web, EJB, or application client modules. These JAR files
are commonly referred to as utility JAR files. The utility JAR files defined
for an enterprise application project can be actual JAR files in the
project, or you can include utility Java projects that are designated to
become the utility JAR files during assembly and deployment.

So it sounds to me that having the geronimo-service.xml in such projects in
the first place was a mistake, as these projects are not meant to be
deployed by themselves.  I don't think the JIRA Tim mentioned should have
removed support for utility projects altogether, just geronimo-service.xml. 
Now I know that geronimo has it's own robust module support, but since
that's not exposed to Eclipse directly I'd like to use utility projects. 
Should I create a JIRA to get this support back in?

djencks wrote:
> I don't know how eclipse assists with this but you can include  
> configuration for gbeans in any kind of geronimo plan, including that  
> for ears (geronimo-application.xml or external plan), ejb modules  
> (openejb-jar.xml), or web modules (geronimo-web.xml).  META-INF/ 
> geronimo-service.xml would only get detected if you were deploying a  
> jar directly not as a javaee application.
> Generally gbean config is at the end of the plan after all the javaee  
> stuff.
> thanks
> david jencks

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