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From "Musachy Barroso" <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Bring Convention plugin into trunk and deprecate Zero Config
Date Tue, 15 Jul 2008 15:01:31 GMT
Yes, the wiki needs to be updated, I think the most common use case
will be that people will have their actions in their classes folder,
instead of jar files, so I changed it, but we can talk about it.


On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 10:43 AM, Piero Sartini <> wrote:
>> Then the classes that match the actionPackages
>> (named packages like "") will be queued for processing,
>> as well as classes whose package matches one of the locators
>> ("action", "actions", etc). If you name your packages using
>> actionPackages, the plugin will find the classes in them.
> Thanks for the explanation:)
> It seems it could be implemented in getPackageLocatorTest() very easy. I just
> extend the if-condition (packageName.length() > 0).
>> You said you
>> had to exclude some jars, what kind of problem did you have? it could
>> be a bug in the plugin.
> I did use Toplink Essentials and in its jar there is a package
> called "persistence.antlr.actions". So the locators matched. Don't know why
> it comes to an error, but I think it is the same reason Brian excluded
> hibernate and some other packages by default.
> Because of that I feel way safer including rather than excluding packages to
> scan. There may be other libraries like antlr that are problematic.
> btw, I realized that disableJarScanning now defaults to true... this is new
> behaviour and could lead to some confusion. From the wiki:
> "If you compile this class and place it into your application in the
> WEB-INF/classes or WEB-INF/lib (inside a JAR file), the Convention plugin
> will find the class and map the URL /hello-world to it. "
>        Piero
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