Does JBOSS support .ear file only. My project is in Eclipse and JBOSS-SEAM. Whenever I deploy on the server through the IDE it deploys the app in an EXPLODED format. Does JBOSS support only .ear file like other Application Servers ? Is there a way to deploy .ear file only ?
You can deploy any application as an archive file or as an exploded directory. The only requirement is that, whether file or directory, it must contain the extension (that is, must end in .ear or .war or ...). The IDE is probably deploying as an exploded directory just because it then is easier to update individual files. But you can create an EAR file and copy that to the deploy directory (make sure you remove the exploded EAR directory first, though). [ August 15, 2008: Message edited by: Peter Johnson ]