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From Mario Däpp (JIRA) <>
Subject [jira] (MEAR-182) Skinny WAR's - Skip Class-Path Modification in Manifest
Date Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:20:59 GMT
Mario Däpp created MEAR-182:

             Summary: Skinny WAR's - Skip Class-Path Modification in Manifest
                 Key: MEAR-182
             Project: Maven Ear Plugin
          Issue Type: Improvement
    Affects Versions: 2.9
            Reporter: Mario Däpp
         Attachments: MEAR-182-patch.txt

>From Java EE 5, a library directory may be specified in the application.xml (element library-directory).
The Maven EAR Plugin already supports this for generating the application.xml (value of property

The Java EE 5 specification mandates that all JAR files contained in the library directory
be made available to all modules within the EAR file (cf. chapter EE.8.2.1 Bundled Libraries,
section 2).

If one specifies both the skinnyWars (value = true) and defaultLibBundleDir parameters, the
libraries will be removed from the WAR and copied to the defaultLibBundleDir. They will also
be added to the Class-Path in the WAR files manifest. This is unnecessary as per the Java
EE 5 specification. Even worse, it breaks my EAR on WebLogic (classloading issues).

I therefore propose the following improvement to the skinny WAR's functionality: If the Java
EE version is 5 or greater and the defaultLibBundleDir has been specified, the Class-Path
in the WAR's manifest should remain unchanged.

I've created a corresponding patch and integration test.

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