Are you sure you want to use JBoss with Java5 (aka 1.5.x). Check out:
About JBoss installation :
About version / naming :
I notice on the Sun site there is no such thing as J2EE Java5, like there is under J2SE sections.
Maybe I misunderstand but the JBoss install page can be read in one of two ways:
* Written just as 1.5.0beta's were out, means that going beyond 1.4.2 is not recommended yet. (This is the meaning I accepted)
* Written after 1.5.x final release was out, means that using 1.5.x betas is not wise, but if you use 1.5.x final thats ok.
But I would be confused as to why anyone would still be using a Beta when the final thing is released, and further confused why anyone writing that comment wouild not have added "but 1.5.x final is ok" unless of course they did not know that information at the time.
I can report I've had no problems (yet) with operating system interactions with JBoss 4.0.2RC1, Blackdown 1.4.2. Plenty of Java related problems tho, but all part of the struggle up the learning hill :).
The final jdk5 releases are fine with the latter jboss versions. I have updated the installation page to remove the obsolete jdk5 beta references.
FYI: switched to debian and now all is fine