4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 7, 2011 9:06 AM by beubanks

    Project archive view no war option

    batwishper Newbie

      I'm currently developing an gwt application using EJBs. My EJBs works fine on JBoss, no problem.

      However, I'm now arrived to a point where I need gwt to be run on jboss as well in order to call the ejbs.

      I found this : http://community.jboss.org/wiki/UseJBossToolsWithGoogleGWTPlugin

      I installed it, no problem at all. The problem came with the "create a war" part.

      I have installed JBoss Tool, and get the "Project archives" view, but no matter what, i don't have the war option in "new archive".

      The only thing I get is "jar" ...


      I look on the internet, but I haven't be able to find a solution.

      I found this : http://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/JBoss_Developer_Studio/3.0/html/JBoss_Server_Manager_Reference_Guide/Creating_Archive.html

      and the note :

      If you see only JAR from the list of available archive types, you should verify whether AS Tools plugins/features are in place. EAR, EJB JAR and WAR options are contributed by the AS Tools independently from webtools and the virtual project model. Thus, without them only JAR will show up.

      And i simply don't understand what I need to do.


      Can anyone explain it please ?

      Thanks !


      Configuration :

      Ubuntu Linux 10.10

      Eclipse JEE 3.6 (Helios)

      JBoss 6

      SDK GWT 2.4

        • 1. Re: Project archive view no war option
          beubanks Newbie

          I have the exact same problem on the following configuration:

          Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)

          Eclipse JEE 3.7.1 (Indigo) (64-bit)

          JBoss 4.0.3SP1

          JBoss Tools 3.3.0 M3 (also tried the nightly builds)


          I haven't found the solution yet. On the one hand, you can use JAR and give it a ".war" extension. There's really no fundamental difference between the two. On the other hand, I don't know what functionality I'm missing because I haven't gotten to try the WAR option to see what it does.

          • 2. Re: Project archive view no war option
            Rob Stryker Master

            These menu items were removed during work for https://issues.jboss.org/browse/JBIDE-9009


            The issue was initialization of some core underlying libraries during the convenience action. Unfortunately, after lots of investigation, the root causes were never discovered and the only solution was to remove the actions entirely, or, leave them in and allow some users to have broken projects or workspaces throwing errors everywhere.


            The decision was made to remove them.


            The "workaround", or, the new way to do it, is to simply use the .jar archive feature, and build out the structure you wish to see.


            The convenience actions really were not as useful as we would have liked to begin with. Project archives is, typically, used for non WTP-style projects. Because of this, we really have no way at all to predict how the users project is structured. We did some simple guess-and-verify work, but it was often wrong. Users often found the guesses counterproductive, as they then had to go remove invalid filesets, and add in new ones themselves. Combining this with the initialization errors in JBIDE-9009, and it was not a difficult decision to remove the conveineice actions.

            • 3. Re: Project archive view no war option
              Max Rydahl Andersen Master

              Please look at http://community.jboss.org/wiki/CreateGWTProjectsWithJBossToolsAndEclipseWTP as the proper way of using Eclipse with GWT in a portable fashion.


              I've updated the original article to point to this more new article.

              • 4. Re: Project archive view no war option
                beubanks Newbie

                Thanks, Rob. I found that very helpful. It's good to know that it's not just my machine.


                A series of bizarre Eclipse & JBoss bugs made me consider switching to the Project Archives approach, but the "Add and Remove..." option in the Servers view is working again, so I'll stick with that.