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From Jean-Louis MONTEIRO <>
Subject Re: Question about application discovery and EJB 3.0 compliance
Date Tue, 21 Jul 2009 12:13:05 GMT


AFAIK, the ejb-jar.xml file is required by OpenEJB to discover ejb modules.
I think for each ejb-jar, OpenEJB looks for ejb-jar.xml in the INDEX.LST
file (jar specification) for performance reasons.


recursion wrote:
> Yes,
> [Probably you're right. I just wanted to make sure of this!]
> What is the purpose of the empty ejb-jar.xml then ?? Just for app
> discovery ? If it is the case, then this contradicts with your post,
> because obviously if you're right, the ejb-jar.xml is not needed.
> I made some experiments with an EJB 3.0 module without ejb-jar.xml and it
> was not found! That's why i am asking.
> Best Regards,
> recursion.

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