<Is this a monumentally bad idea?>
Probably. If you are new to JBoss, it will be hard.
<can anyone give me a few pointers ?>
Sure, but I don't know how to respond to <am jumping in at the deep end>. What exactly do you want pointers about?
Thanks for your reply!
I'm working on a J2EE application which will make use of EJB (persisting CMP beans to a MySQL data store), JMS and JavaMail and of course JNDI. In the long term I will need to secure the application with JAAS and implement any transactional requirements too but this is not a priority right now.
Also, I want to use JBoss as a stand alone app server, so I won't require Jetty.
Is this virtually everything? Maybe it would be better to strip out what I don't need from the default configuration?
As an aside, I do have a copy of the JBoss 2.4.x book but it isn't much help where version 3.0 is concerned. Is there a more explicit guide to the directory layout and config files?
Thanks for that. As I said, I've read through the GettingStarted guide but there's too many gaps for me to truly asses what's necessary for each component.