[jboss-user] [JBoss Tools (users)] - JBoss Tools Archiver is unreliable

bsantos do-not-reply at jboss.com
Thu Oct 9 11:22:30 EDT 2008


We've been trying to upgrade from Eclipse 3.1 to 3.2 and now 3.3 for a long, long, time. Unfortunately we've been having major issues with JBoss AS Tools. 

The good old JBossIDE packager worked just fine and it is unfortunate that it is not supported for Eclipse 3.2 and 3.3.

I've just tried the new JBoss AS Tools in Eclipse Ganymede WTP and we can't upgrade yet. The only plug-ins that we've installed are:

- JBossTools Core - 3.0.0.Alpha1
- JBossAS Tools - 2.0.0.Alpha1

>From all this, all I've been trying to create are the jar/war/ear/sar, etc using the Archiver tools. The Archiver no longer freezes Eclipse while generating the deployables (as it did in Eclipse 3.2) and I've also noticed some other major improvements in the tool. Still, the most annoying problem is that it will fail to reliably generate the deployable files. 

For example, sometimes the created ear will fail to include other internal jars or wars that have been configured to be part of the package. Restarting Eclipse seems to fix it and the ear will be nicely generated, but as we go, it will end-up failing again. In the end we have to constantly explode the deployed files and check if the contents are correctly placed.

Here is how I'm configuring it:

    |_ my.jar
    |_ my.war
    |      |_WEB-INF
    |              |_classes
    |              ...

And I would try to create them separately, but there's no way I can guarantee the packages generation order.

Another problem is that the JBoss Archiver files from Eclipse 3.2 do not work with the JBoss Archiver for Eclipse 3.3 and, the JBossIDE to Archiver converter fails to reliably generate the new Archiver configuration files (also failed for 3.2).

Would be nice to have the Archiver stable since it is a main building block for developers. 


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