About the "not visible via the class loader". I have the same trouble when i redeploy nukes.ear in the original version (with JBoss 3.2.3 i mean)
So the problem may not be an update problem. I never took time to look any further so i don't know what is wrong. Each time i make modification on nukes.ear i need to restart JBoss. (a pain)
hrm - i don't remember if i ever got that error or not in 3.2.3, i'll have to go back and recheck to see if i did and just never paid attention to it.
in any case, it's a start in the right direction - if the rainy weather sticks around for the weekend i'll be able to invest more then the 2 hours at night i currently have during the week - although i do need to balance that w/ my current desire to get a nukes website up and running on my raq4.