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why no "deploytool" in glassfish?

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Joined: 2005-06-27

compared with Sun JES, I found no "deploytool" in glassfish.

anyone know the reason?

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Joined: 2003-09-03

This blog entry has information about a packaged archive project project in NetBeans that can provide many of deploytool's features:

Joined: 2005-02-10

NetBeans is the recommended tool for deploying on GlassFish.

Joined: 2003-06-16

Maybe so, but I believe the intent of the poster's question (or I am projecting upon them) is what about the deployment descriptor editor part of deploytool?

-- /v\atthew

Joined: 2003-06-10

The long story is that with the introduction of annotations in Java EE 5, the deploytool would have had to evolve a lot to support both annotations and xml editing with all the appropriate overriding rules.

Instead, it was decided to invest the resources in providing the feature set in netbeans :
- ability to edit standard deployment descriptors (been there for a while)
- ability to edit runtime deployment descriptors (was there with the Sun's plugin)
- ability to edit source-less archives descriptors.

Of course with a nice java tool and annotation aware IDE, the result should be a more integrated experience. As for the Eclipse users, they should check the glassfishplugins page !