[jboss-user] [JBoss Tools] New message: "Re: Adding JBoss AS source to a project"

arjan tijms do-not-reply at jboss.com
Fri Jan 29 06:51:01 EST 2010

User development,

A new message was posted in the thread "Adding JBoss AS source to a project":


Author  : arjan tijms
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I tried exactly what you said, but it doesn't seem to work. It seems like this only works for directories containing .java files, not for directories containing .jar files.
When I click on "Edit Source Lookup..." again, then my source directory "jboss-5.1.0.GA-src" has indeed been added, and when I unfold it I can see all directories of the source archive, but unlike the "Default" source lookup path, not a single jar file is listed.
I think a big problem regarding JBoss AS sources is that the structure of the source archive is *completely* different from that of the compiled product. For instance, suppose you were looking for the sources of jboss-web-service.jar. This file is located in the binary distribution at /server/default/deploy/jbossweb.sar/jboss-web-service.jar. There is *no* way the source code location even remotely resembles this. Even if the path would not exactly match (since it's actually /server/*/deploy/jbossweb.sar/jboss-web-service.jar), then still one would expect some file called jboss-web-service-src.jar.
Again, this is not how the source is organized. Maybe the source of jboss-web-service-src.jar is within an archive located in thirdpary/jboss/foo/bar/kaz-all.jar. You just don't know... and -that- is the problem.
Maybe a solution is to recursively unjar every .jar file to a central location and then jar it up again. I don't know... but I do know that the current situation leaves a lot to be desired.


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