This is a great question - did you ever get an answer? Any current links?
I'm completely puzzled about the "right" way to schedule services in JBoss.
No one at JBoss Inc. answered to this question yet.
It would be nice if someone could ? Can Scott Stark answer to this topic (it is related to JBoss implementation strategy?
ps: in the meantime, I rely on Quartz tfor scheduling my services. See [url]http://www.quartzscheduler.org/
Its not a big roadmap item since there are numerous ways to do scheduling including the direct use of quartz. If someone wants to provide an enhanced quartz integration service that could bump up looking at quartz as a basis.