I had a question about the location of the META-INF/beans.xml file in a reasonably complicated CDI deployment.
To simplify the real case: suppose I have a .war file with a lib directory.
Suppose further that I have a .jar file in there that contains interfaces.
Next, suppose I have another .jar file in there that contains classes that (a) implement those interfaces and (b) use @Inject on various fields (whose types are interfaces contained in the first jar) to tell the CDI engine (Weld) that injection should be performed.
My question: how many META-INF/beans.xml files do I need, and where should they be located?
My expectation: one, and it should be in the second jar only. That is, the first jar does not need to be blessed as a bean archive.
Please correct me if I have made any errors. (An old build of Glassfish using, presumably, an outdated version of Weld once required that even the interface jar contain a META-INF/beans.xml file. I want to confirm that this was, indeed, a Glassfish bug and not a specification requirement.)