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Re: [wtp-dev] JEE lib support

Max, your observations are correct.
It is a bug that the EAR's /lib JARs are not included in the classpath of the EAR's modules.
This bug was resolved in WTP 3.0.4 RC2:
ah thanks, so it did work once and i'm not crazy ;)

WTP 3.0.4 is scheduled on same date as Eclipse 3.3.4, right ?


There is another open bug that (having 255243 fixed) the classpath does not updates always automatically and in this case a manual Java EE Tools>  Update EAR Libraries action is required:


-----Original Message-----
From: wtp-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:wtp-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Max Rydahl Andersen
Sent: 12 февруари 2009 г. 12:30 ч.
To: General discussion of project-wide or architectural issues.
Subject: [wtp-dev] JEE lib support


Sorry for the 75% user question here - but 25% is dev.

I was pretty sure/confident that after the latest changes to the EAR/lib
support WTP would now support the JEE5 notion of EAR/lib and
automatically pick these elements up on the classpath....but I simply
cannot figure out how to setup the projects to do this.

The tools insists on adding the lib/*.jar to the of the ear
and war's when I add the .jars under JEE Module Dependencies.

Adding the EAR libraries container also only seem to listen to what is
in the and not what is (or should be) automatically exposed
when you have a /lib folder in your EAR.

Before I go crazy looking for the right combination of setup I would
just like to know if that is the expected behavior or if there is a
magical way to avoid forcing redundant files on users ?

If it really is not possible then I really really would like to know
what that "Change library directory" on EAR projects is for ? I thought
I understood it last time we had this, but I must have lost it again.

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