JBossIDE 2.0 Beta3 should contain a packaging configuration where you can designate the packaging structure for each project you wish to deploy to jboss.
One of the options will be sending to an exploded directory, ie just a system copy to a folder under the jboss deploy directory for your server. This will make it so you do not have to "repackage" your project.
In the long term, JBoss v5 will include a virtual file system layer which will / should make this much easier. But the packaging stuff due out in beta3 should be very easy.
It would be nice if we could :- deploy a file individually (contextual menu entry on the file in the package view for example)
- have a view showing the modified files where you select the ones to deploy. Something like the view in which you see which files need to be cheked in CVS.
This would enable very quick validation of a change.
I hope we won't have to wait a long time before beta3.
Thanks for the good work !