2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 1, 2007 2:46 AM by André April

    Deploying without packaging

    André April Newbie

      We plan to replace to replace our old websphere studio development tool by JBoss IDE 2.0 with JBoss AS 4.0.5.

      Actually the thing we miss the most is being able to quicly check a JSP without having to repackage and redeploy the application.

      I'd like to tell JBoss AS where my web application is (in my eclipse workspace). In Tomcat I would have used something like

      <Context docbase="/...../myWorkspace/myProject/WebApplication" .../>

      but I haven't found anything in the Administrator Guide.

      Any clue ?


      BTW: JBoss Eclipse IDE runs on Windows, so symbolic links are not an option.

        • 1. Re: Deploying without packaging
          Rob Stryker Master

          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.

          • 2. Re: Deploying without packaging
            André April Newbie

            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 !