4.3.2. Migrate the Seam 2.2 JPA Example to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6


The following task list summarizes the changes needed to successfully migrate the Seam 2.2 JPA example application to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6. This example application can be found in the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.1 distribution under EAP5.1_HOME/jboss-eap-5.1/seam/examples/jpa/


Applications that use Hibernate directly with Seam 2.2 may use a version of Hibernate 3 packaged inside the application. Hibernate 4, which is provided through the org.hibernate module of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6, is not supported by Seam 2.2. This example is intended to help you get your application running on JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 as a first step. Please be aware that packaging Hibernate 3 with a Seam 2.2 application is not a supported configuration.

Procedure 4.12. Task

  1. Remove the jboss-web.xml file

    Remove the jboss-web.xml file from the jboss-seam-jpa.war/WEB-INF/ directory. The class loading defined in the jboss-web.xml is now the default behavior.
  2. Remove obsolete property from the persistence.xml file

    Remove or comment out the hibernate.cache.provider_class property in the jboss-seam-jpa.war/WEB-INF/classes/META-INF/persistence.xml file:
    <!-- <property name="hibernate.cache.provider_class" value="org.hibernate.cache.HashtableCacheProvider"/> -->
  3. Add Seam 2.2 dependencies

    Copy the following JARs from the Seam 2.2 distribution library, SEAM_HOME/lib/, into the jboss-seam-jpa.war/WEB-INF/lib/ directory:

    • slf4j-api.jar
    • slf4j-log4j12.jar
    • hibernate-entitymanager.jar
    • hibernate-core.jar
    • hibernate-annotations.jar
    • hibernate-commons-annotations.jar
    • hibernate-validator.jar
  4. Create a jboss-deployment-structure file to add remaining dependencies

    Create a jboss-deployment-structure.xml file in the jboss-seam-jpa.war/WEB-INF/ folder containing the following data:
              <module name="javax.faces.api" slot="main"/>
              <module name="com.sun.jsf-impl" slot="main"/>
              <module name="org.apache.log4j" />
              <module name="org.dom4j" />
              <module name="org.apache.commons.logging" />
              <module name="org.apache.commons.collections" />
              <module name="javax.faces.api" slot="1.2"/>
              <module name="com.sun.jsf-impl" slot="1.2"/>

The Seam 2.2 JPA example application deploys and runs successfully on JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.