Ok this is a mini vent, please indulge me for a moment.
First thanks for finally fixing the web module dependencies, deployment
and packaging problem. Unfortunately that's only in Irida, so I'm going
to have to wait before I can use it. Why? Well if you look up in the
tracker, I've hammered for about 20 minutes on Irida, and without even
trying I am finding all sorts of problems in the j2ee aspects of Irida.
Now I expect stuff to be broken, and get better, BUT...
I've made a full web app available to the team, because I know you guys
don't develop web apps every day, and I feel like you guys are not
taking advantage of the situation. I am practically begging you to do
so. Case in point is that I opened up my project, opened up the wsdl
file, everything was marked red, so I imported the missing resource
files... everything is still red. Maxim posted it as fixed. It's not,
and it was obvious in 10 seconds of opening the project.
I opened up a jsp file, and the tags libs don't resolve, even thew some
exceptions when I opened a second file. Filed those.
I opened up the web.xml file and now class names don't resolve in the
web.xml, even though my libraries are included, and the proof of it is
that some classes do resolve and are not marked red.
I think I have a couple more, but I won't harp on the issue... the
problem is that I feel like we do our best to provide you with as much
feedback, and we certainly get the support back for it, but when I give
you a full project you can feel free to check out directly from my
repository at any time, one which has a slight level of complexity and a
growing mix of technologies for you to use as your testing ground, I
wish an effort would be made to say... "Hey, open this build up in
Robert's project and look around there for 20 minutes to see if
everything is still OK, or if anything obvious is broken"... I am SURE
the result will be that at least the major parts of j2ee are working OK,
at the very least the visual feedback idea gives you when something that
is OK looks OK, does not show as OK.
Thanks for indulging me.