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From Tim McConnell <>
Subject Re: Eclipse Utility Projects with 2.1.2
Date Thu, 11 Sep 2008 19:15:31 GMT
Hi Kory, yes please open a JIRA and I'll fix it today.....

Kory Markevich wrote:
> Well, Eclipse assists by having utility projects.  From the WTP
> documentation:
> 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

Tim McConnell

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