I am trying to explore options to reduce my disk space during development and reuse the referencing of the external jar files from a common location.
I am using Eclipse and Weblogic application server and trying to deploy a small dynamic web application. I have created a 3rdParty project folder with a lib folder which will contain all the necessary jar files.
Question: Is there a possibility to refer my Web Application jar files to the 3rd Party project folder during development and deployment?
Applications Used: Eclipse
Weblogic 11g running on Windows
In eclipse I have tried to reference the project1 jar files to Project2 WEB-INF/lib files by using Deployment Assembly -> Project1(Source) ->WEB-INF/lib(Deploy Path in project2). However I am not sure if this is the correct way of doing. I am still getting some errors in my jsp file as it is unable to find struts-core2.jar which is present in the Project1 folder.
Can you please help?
Thanks in advance.
Mainak Goswami wrote:I am trying to explore options to reduce my disk space during development.
Why? That seems like it's going to waste a lot of your time (you already presented the evidence that it's doing that) for no reason. Surely you aren't about to run out of disk space on your development machine?
I know it is not common practice to use a different lib reference other than WEB-INF\lib. But I guess definitely there is an option. I am doing it because if I use multiple projects then I can use the 3rdPartJar Projects lib folder for all future projects. In that way I can reuse the stuffs rather than using disk space unnecessarily.
Any help would be appreciated for this option.