I am looking for a sample web app that I can run on JBoss to test some other tools.
What type of sample web app are you looking for? JBoss already has the ROOT.war in the deploy folder (it doesn't have much in terms of content, but if you want to test something you could probably use that).
How simple of an app are you looking for? Hello world? Or something a little more functional? You could download and install JBoss Portal - it has a lot of built-in functionality (there is even a Portal + AS bundle that is ready to run).
To install Seam, just unzip the zip file into any directory (not within JBOSS_HOME.). The readme.txt file (in the base Seam directory) should be able to get you started. Yes the readme mentions JBossAS 4.2.2, but 4.2.3 is just a patch release any and will also work - I just now verified that with Seam 2.0.2. By the way, step #2 in the "Get Up And Running Quick" instructions is a little confusing - you need to add a "jboss.home=xxx" property to the build.properties file located in the base directory. If you run into problems building or deploying the Seam app, please post the ant console output, including the command you entered. (When I built the booking example, no build/seam/output directory was required or created.))
By the way, did you install the regular or jdk6 variation of JBossAS 4.2.3? And what JDK are you using? (I am using the regular variation of JBossAS and JDK 1.5.0_16)
Thanks for your post.
I was able to get the seam booking example running by following your
instructions. I think I was just running "ant" instead of "ant deploy"
before, and maybe from the seam base directory, so it was trying to
build seam or something.
To answer your questions (thought they are moot) I am running on the
regular JBoss 4.2.3 version built locally (by someone else here). I think
the seam examples will be a good starting point for my investigations.
I think I can modify the code to do some more if I need to.
Thanks again for your help. Sometime you just need a little hand-holding. ;-)