I searched through past messages, but couldn't find a good answer to the current state of affairs on this.
Do I *have* to use WSAD in order to build and deploy a J2EE application (i.e. with wars and ejb-jars in it)? Is it workable to just create all the necessary IBM-specific descriptor information by hand, zip it all up, and deploy the result? It seems like it it should work, but I haven't had much luck finding any documentation that explains the IBM deployment information, except for a bizillion docs on using WSAD.