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JBoss native jars

Greg Charles

Joined: Oct 01, 2001
Posts: 2868

We're running on JBoss 4.2.3, (yeah, really), and I found that some of the library jars in a pristine JBoss 4.2.3 download have been replaced with "native" versions. For example, in the server/default/lib, we have:


They all seem to be related to Web Services. I'm trying to track down who made these changes and why. I've also tried Googling to see what the advantages of "native" libraries are, but I haven't found much information yet. Does anyone know why we might be using them?
Peter Johnson

Joined: May 14, 2008
Posts: 5850

There are several web services implementations provided by JBoss. One of them has the designation "native", which means the implementation that the JBoss team came up with. The names of the others reflect their origins.

In other words, "native" here is not the same "native" in the Java sense and thus is not OS-specific.

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