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Migrating from JBoss 4 to JBoss 5

01.14.2011
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I have been using JBoss 4.2.3 for over a year right now and really like it (although the clustering / JMS stuff seems WAY overcomplicated - and needing 80 config files - not fun!). But anyway it is time to upgrade to JBoss 5 and the path has been marred by many stops and starts and has been surprisingly difficult.

In any event I found the following links to be a life saver and thought I would share them

The real kickers have to be

1) Increased adherence to the Java spec that cause WARs / JARs to no longer deploy
2) Changed location of XML files
3) Changed XML filenames
4) Changed XML file contents

Man they don't make it easy do they?

From http://softarc.blogspot.com/2011/01/migrating-from-jboss-4-to-jboss-5.html

 

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Martijn Verburg replied on Sat, 2011/01/15 - 8:11am

Thanks for the links and tips! I'll be looking to do this for a client shortly and although I can ask a few Red Hat/Jboss friends to help out, it's nice to be able to start from a solid base.

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