When I am running Tomcat 4.1.* from within JBoss 3.0 and I make a change to an .ear file (not using EJBs), is there a way to get JBoss/Tomcat to recognize the change without completely restarting JBoss?
First of all, you should deploy ear as a directory. Just unpack your ear and name the folder same as your ear package is. Then check that you have an application.xml file in app.ear/META-INF/ directory. JBoss will monitor changes in this file. When application.xml is modified, JBoss will redeploy the whole ear.
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