And is there a way to generate this jboss.xml by using xdoclet?
you can't be serious, XDoclet? Use annotations man...
Asfar as your other question. There should be a jboss_5_0.xsd someplace.
Well annotations can define the meta data ok, but i dont intend to use them for deployment related details.
Deployment descriptor is the right place for it.
For example I used jboss.xml for the local-jndi-name only and used annotations for Management interface, Local interface and declaring the class as service, but this hard-codes the servicename. I was trying to figure out a way to override the service name from jboss.xml, and that's why looking for the DTD.
Of course i can replace the annotation values in the source at the time of build , but that requires my code to be checked-out (writable), plus I dont know how the java5 enabled IDE behave on scanning the variable names instead of the valid values.
So even a hard coded deployment descriptor is of same category. If xdoclet is out of picture, i would prefer to store templates for deployment-descritors and populate them to generate packages for release.
In case you have a better idea, do let me know.