JBoss AS7 vs AS6

Distribution Changes

AS7AS6Comments



./modules

./common/lib

AS6 common/lib directory contained system and user jar files shared among different configurations. There is no shared dir in AS7 in which to simply drop in jars files that will be globally accessible by all deployments. The top level ./modules directory can be used instead to explicitly define modules that are referenced by deployments. See related discussion here.

 

Features missing from AS7 relative to AS6

Clustering

  • No CMP2 clustering
  • server.xml
  • Farming (replaced by domain deployments)

JCA

  • no-tx-datasource
  • HSQLDB
  • No -ds.xml deployments within archives (.ear)

 

ClassLoading

  • org.jboss.web.WebService - dynamic loading classes remotely

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