In our application we use a separate deploy directories for help and application code. This way we do not co-mingle our ears/wars with JBoss deployment files. In JBoss 4.x.x you can add alternate/extra hot deploy directories in /server/default/conf/jboss-service.xml using the URLS attribute.
deploy/, file:///w:/projects/help/deploy/, file:///w:/projects/ourStuff/deploy/
I do not see how to create more hot deploy directories in JBoss 5.0. How is this done?
Add a new value to the applicationURIs property of the SerializableDeploymentRepositoryFactory bean in server/xxx/conf/bootstrap/profile-repository.xml file