It would seem that this might be caused by cluster-service.xml.
When this file is removed JBoss seems to start up and grab the EAR file.
Could it simply be that this file is incorrect or that there's a problem with the clustering in RC1?
why not use rc2 or rc3?
deployment of ears works fine for me in that...
I only downloaded it yesterday - how more recent does it get?! I'm not too fussed about having to build my own from CVS - things are tight enough already!
As I said above, this seems to have been caused by the cluster service failing to start and just hanging (so not quite a perfect startup after all). I was a bit confused that JBoss shipped with a cluster-service.xml file that caused JBoss to fail to start on my (and other) machines. Is it best just to remove this file or comment out the channel bean in it?