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From Tim McConnell <>
Subject Re: Geronimo Eclipse Plugin (GEP) Deployment problem
Date Wed, 10 Dec 2008 04:20:21 GMT
Hi bonbosdude, thanks for your initial impressions of the Geronimo server and 
corresponding Eclipse Plugin. There are probably multiple methods available to 
you to easily accomplish what you're trying to do without have to manually update 
deployment descriptors (i.e., your question #2 below). In general for Java EE 2 
artifacts in your Eclipse workspace you can create either "Project References" or 
"J2EE Module Dependencies" between other projects in your workspace. So for 
example, if you have a Web project in your workspace that is dependent on a 
utility Java project (i.e., POJO) in your workspace, you can specify a "Project 
Reference" between the two (i.e., right-click on the corresponding project, 
select "properties", and then select "Project References"). In this manner, when 
the Web project gets deployed the dependent JAR file will get imbedded in the WAR 
file. There are other alternatives if you have many deployable artifacts with the 
same JAR dependency such that your  deployment time becomes prohibitive, which 
conceivably might be the case for your question #3 below. If that is the case, 
you could consider the usage of Geronimo's and the GEP's sharedlib support. One 
alternative that might be applicable for the case of an EJB that is dependent on 
a POJO Jar (i.e., question #1 below) is to create a EAR application, include both 
the EJB and the JAR, and then simply deploy the EAR.

Hopefully, I'm not being too vague. If you need more specifics please let me 
know. Based on the names of your artifacts I would guess they are proprietary so 
I doubt you can share them with me, but we can probably create some dummy 
artifacts from the samples and tutorials to demonstrate these various techniques 
if that would help you and your development team. Thanks.

bongosdude wrote:
> I am new to Geronimo and I have to say that I am quite impressed with it. It
> really beats my expectation for a new and young JEE server. IMHO, geronimo
> is as good as weblogic. I have followed steps by steps most of geronimo
> 2.1.1 samples and successfully installed GEP. However, I have problems with
> GEP deployment when I tried to extend the tutorials. Here are what I did
> 1. based on the stateless session tutorial, I added a new stateless session
> bean which will interface with Paypal web services. This stateless session
> will send credit card information to settle a credit card charge based on
> PayPal SDK.
> 2. I tested this API outside the geronimo environment and it works
> 3. When I tried to deploy this new EJB to geronimo through GEP, the GEP
> failed to deploy to my geronimo local server with the message "No Class
> Exception: com.paypal.sdk.exceptions.PayPalException"
> 4. I found out that GEP only bundle my EJB in car format and deploy to
> geronimo. It did not include any dependent JARs that I setup with eclipse.
> This is why geronimo cannot deploy the EJB since the dependent paypal SDK
> jar is not deployed to geronimo repository.
> 5. I had to go to geronimo console and manually added dependent JARs files 
> My questionss are: 
> 1. how and what can I do to setup GEP to deploy all my dependent jars with
> my EJB without having to manually setup dependent jars through console
> 2. Do I have to specify depend libraries in the openejb-jar.xml like below:
>    			<dep:dependency>
> 				<dep:groupId>paypal.paypal-sdk</dep:groupId>
> 				<dep:artifactId>paypal-stubs</dep:artifactId>
> 				<dep:version>4.3.1</dep:version>
> 				<dep:type>jar</dep:type>
> 			</dep:dependency>
> (GEP does not deploy libs by looking at the above dependency)
> 3. How would GEP work with referenced or dependent project in Eclipse? For
> example, I would like to write a common package that includes base/common
> java beans that would be used by web application and EJB tiers. How would
> like GEP to deploy the ref. project with my EJB too. How can I do this with
> GEP?
> Can someone give me helps or hints on how I can achieve these geronimo
> tasks? This would help me to decide move my team development to Geronimo. I
> have tons of questions about geronimo, but these basic tasks would solve
> most of my current problems with geronimo deployment.
> Thanks for any helps. 
> -----
> B Amigo:super:

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