[javaee-spec users] Re: [jsr342-experts] Re: War vs EAR packaging

From: Laird Nelson <>
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2012 22:50:52 -0700

On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 10:42 PM, Markus Eisele <> wrote:

> So, as long as we keep the additional packaging options for e.g. RARs
> with EAR format only.

Yes, please; please don't let .ear files languish—if you have an
application-specific connector, which is not rare, they are the only way to
do things by the book.

Another use case: bundling different JAX-RS-compliant applications (skinny
wars) that have their JAX-RS resources actually stored and auto-discovered
in the ear file's lib directory; makes end user customization/packaging a
lot easier.

Please don't kick the .ear file to the curb! :-)