(including the one that says it is a hack :-).
This deployer just converts LoaderRepositoryConfig to the new ClassLoaderMetaData.
It will be replaced with a proper deployer that is reponsible for expressing
classloader dependencies as well in the new future.
what are the benefits of this other than being able to take a VirtualFile as a URL?
None, I just did it for a laugh. :-)
You'll find the real answer in other posts in this forum.
Although this does need documentating properly.
e.g. The search function in the top right hand corner of your screen
as the second on the list (after the main WIKI page describing classloading).
Define: to sarc = be sarcastic :-)
The exceptions are the following:
4) I don't support custom LoaderRepositoryConfigs
i.e. user written ones that create custom subclasses of the UnifiedLoaderRepository.
When the full ClassLoaderMetaData (META-INF/jboss-classloader.xml) is complete
it will support creating custom ClassLoaderDomains and ClassLoaderPolicys.