does my manifest file have to contain anything related to the jaws.xml file? does it have to be listed inside?
the problem was with xdoclet. Or rather with me.
Without that last line the version defaults to 2.4. And with 2.4 xdoclet does not generate a
file to go in my jar. With that file added all is well!!!
So for all those who have problems configuring JBoss with mySQL using xdoclet and CMP for a datasource other than DefaultDS in 3.0 (blatant webcrawler plug), the answer is to configure this extra file that is not used in 2.4.