Learnings for GWT with JBoss AS 7


I changed my app to run on the newest JBoss (7.0.2) and to use only JavaEE components.

There are a few things that I have learned already:

  • JBoss Tools do work only with Maven Projects through m2e. mvn eclipse:eclipse projects are not supported and do not work.
  • m2e (maven integration for eclipse) does indeed work quite well now. This is new¬† and was not the case a year ago.
  • The gwt.xml file may no longer reside in a resource directory, but has to be in a source folder.
  • The source folders of the maven gwt plugin and my apt plugin must be inserted manually by the maven resource helper plugin.
  • Most Eclipse dependencies are available now in the eclipse market place. This did not work for me with the gwt sdk, which I had to install on the legacy way.
  • JBoss comes with a lot of modules activated per default or per trigger (like annotation found). For all modules not activated automatically, an entry in the manifest file like Dependencies: org.jboss.resteasy.resteasy-cdi,org.jboss.resteasy.resteasy-jackson-provider,org.codehaus.jackson.jackson-jaxrs,org.codehaus.jackson.jackson-mapper-asl,org.codehaus.jackson.jackson-core-asl will activate them