Heh, forum buggered at preview.. so, the main story is above; my questions are:
1. how to properly define an EJB-QL query to get it actually work, or what do I miss from above? (yes Dain, I have the docs :))
2. is it any easier / more recommended way to create a findAll() query with sorting, than overwriting the default one?
The EJB-QL query was wrong above.
Correctly: SELECT OBJECT(m) FROM Manufacturer M
The plain query works now.. but still, if I add sorting, the name in jbosscmp-jdbc.xml seems to get ignored.