In Eclipse, you can create a new "Application client" project, and add it to your existing Enterprise Application. The Eclipse help system describes them like this:
Application client projects contain the resources needed for application client modules. An application client module is used to contain a full-function client Java? application (non Web-based) that connects to and uses the J2EE resources defined in your server.
Damn, the forum software cut my topic in half, and there is no edit option :(
Anyway, I figured out how to make Eclipse *NOT* package the client in the EAR file, but I still don't understand why anyone would want to do that. Could someone please explain?