Here is a quote from a post I sent to the Maven dev list:
"Hello Dev list,
I already asked this a couple of days ago on the user mailing list but got
no precise answer so far. Here's the thread on the user mailing list as a
As a quick summary here's a quote from
"So, to be clear, the web-service.xml should be located inside the
jarfile named webservices.wsr in a subdirectory called META-INF. It
doesn't matter what you call the jarfile as long as it has a .wsr
JBossNET, an Apache Axis wrapper for JBoss, uses that kind of files to
deploy a web service.
To be clean, such archive should be a dependency of a maven project with the
property ear.bundle=true. That way, the EAR plugin would include the file in
the EAR and add in the application.xml an entry like:
A plugin that will create such WSR archive is really straightforward since
it relies on the jar plugin. I have the following questions for the
1/ Is it clean to put wsr file in the JARS directory of the repository?
Should we create a WSRS directory in the repository?
2/ The type of such dependency is 'java' it's not an ejb module. In that
case, maven will try to download a file named webservices.jar which is not
found. How can we solve this?
I don't know if this kind of files is too specific to be added in maven. Let
me know if I can help on this and how.
Same story for the sar plugin. It seems to me that sar files are often used
(at least in Jboss). I don't see any core plugin for that while there is an
implementation available (http://loom.jcontainer.org/plugins/maven-sar/)
Any feedback is welcome!
Those guys told me a wsr plugin is too specific and should be hosted on JBoss somehow. I can provide this wsr plugin if necessary. Can someone told me if they can host it somewhere for the JBoss comunity?
Does anybody knows a place where Maven plugins specific to JBoss are hosted?