Does anybody out there even have an opinion on this matter? Does anyone know how to set up EJB3 CMRs with Arrays instead of Collections? Were JAX-RPC webservices and EJB3 not meant to co-exist?
Collections will be supported in JAX-WS (the replacement for JAX-RPC). JAX-WS is on the roadmap for jbossws 1.1. Until then you have to manage this mismatch, by using DTOs.
Thanks for the response. Any idea on when jbossws 1.1 will be released?
You can follow our release plans (which includes dates) by looking at the roadmap in JIRA.
We are first focusing on getting jbossws 1.0 released. This is a complete rewrite of the current axis based implementation. It includes a number of advanced features, such as WS-Security, WS-Eventing, WS-Addressing, and support for JSR-181 deployments (which you are using).
You can monitor the progress on collection support here: