Overlay web app module over another?

Hi,
I have two web applications A and B where web app B depends on web app A. It needs the files in /WEB-INF , /images etc. of the first web app.

Is it possible to configure an overlay in module B so that the resulting war archive includes the files from module a?

This is kind of important to continue using Idea for the project I'm working on.

Thanks,
Wallaby

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In the web facet dialog, you can configure "Web Resource Directories", which may belong to different modules. For Maven projects, configuration is synchronized with maven-war-plugin overlays.

However, it seems you can't map several source directories to the same target location. And it does not handle priorities between overlays. I intend to fill a JIRA for that.

Meanwhile, I use RemoteSynchronizer plugin (http://plugins.intellij.net/plugin/?id=20) ;-)

Sylvain

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Just added "Improve Web Resource Directories settings" http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEA-24272 for my needs, don't know if it covers yours.

Sylvain

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Basically I want to overlay more than just web resources (which go to WEB-INF/classes, right?).
If I want to put A/images to b.war/images then this does not work. I wish I could just add another content root in B which points to A but IDEA complains that this content root already belongs to module A.

I hope this get's fixes somehow

Wallaby

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