On further examination, it looks like the RestEasy 3.0.9 patch zip for Wildfly is *close* to sensible -- and probably was for Wildfly 8.0.0 rather than 8.1.0.
Taking their patch bundle I find the following modules would be downgrades that do not seem to be justified anywhere:
- 1.50 -> 1.46
- 1.9.13 -> 1.9.12
Assuming these are unintentional downgrades, one could then follow the RestEasy 3.0.9 upgrade instructions for Wildfly except removing these directories from the patch zip.
It would be really nice to get confirmation from the Wildfly or RestEasy community that this is the appropriate solution, though.
Note: to make matters even better RestEasy has an issue in that no one ever bothered to make it support any halfways recent version of mime4j, so we had to patch RestEasy ourselves as well. This issue has been recognized in their bug database for years, yet left unaddressed. I have to say that RestEasy has really unimpressed me overall between these issues and the lack of response to them.