Well, I guess I would have to make Seam parse ejb-jar.xml.
This would not be that difficult.
What have you got against @Stateful?
Top work on the release of Seam 1.2!
Nothing against the annotation...We're using EJB3 in a MDA environment and would like to adopt Seam to model Java EE apps using UML/MDA.
The base/parent class is re-generated on every MDA process run. The subclass contains the bean implementation and IS NOT re-generated. This strategy allows UML model refactorization (say we change a SLSB Seam component to a SFSB Seam component) and since the bean type is specified in ejb-jar.xml, no code modification would be required.
All XML files are generated from the model, so there is no writing XML; overriding annotations using ejb-jar.xml, jboss.xml, orm.xml, components.xml etc has been really useful.