Pete Hall skrev den 28-04-2009 01:55:
Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen wrote:
I've made Metro 1.4 - the WebService layer in Glassfish - work with
Jetty, and I asked if there was basis for a paper article, but no, so I
was preparing to make a step-by-step blog entry with a WSDCi project.

Sounds like you might be interested?

Very much so Thorbjørn, and very grateful too.
Sure :) This works for me with deployment on Java 5 (_untested_ with Java 6) on V5R3.

I downloaded Metro 1.4 from (version 1.5 is very new and I haven't looked at it), which eventually unpacks to several jar files.

Copy webservices-api.jar, webservices-rt.jar, webservices-extra-api.jar and webservices-extra.jar (four files) to the folder containing "blessed" jarfiles common to all of tomcat - I believe it is ${TOMCAT}/lib for Tomcat 6.[1]

In your Eclipse project eventually ending up to be a WAR file:

* If your workspace JRE is Java 5, you must add webservices-api.jar to the classpath (it should not be deployed in the end). If it is Java 6 you should be able to skip this step.

* Create a class foo.Ping looking like:

package foo;


* Ping is a simple web service class providing a "yes, we have contact" class.
* Currently the doPing() method provides a response with the host name and
* address (if available) and the current server time.
public class Ping {

@javax.jws.WebMethod(action = "doPing")
public String doPing() {
System.out.println("Ping.doPing() called.");

String hostName;
try {
hostName = InetAddress.getLocalHost().getHostName();
} catch (UnknownHostException e) {
hostName = "unknown (" + e.getMessage() + ")";

String hostAddress;
try {
hostAddress = InetAddress.getLocalHost().getHostAddress();
} catch (UnknownHostException e) {
hostAddress = "unknown (" + e.getMessage() + ")";

return "Reached '" + hostName + "' (" + hostAddress + ") at "
+ new java.util.Date() + " java.version="
+ System.getProperty("java.version", "(not set)");

* In your WEB-INF/web.xml add this snippet:

<description>JAX-WS endpoint - this servlet must handle all endpoints</description>

<!-- each endpoint must have a mapping to the JAX-WS endpoint servlet -->


* Create a NEW file WEB-INF/sun-jaxws.xml:

<endpoints xmlns=''

<endpoint name='ping' implementation='foo.Ping'

* Ensure that both web.xml and sun-jaxws.xml are included in the deployment!

* Done!

Now deploy your war file to the Tomcat prepared above, and open "/ws" under your deployed web application. This might be "http://localhost:8080/foo/ws";. This will give you a page with information including a link to WSDL for all web services, including the Ping. This link can be used directly in any WSDL processing tool, including the web service tool in Eclipse JEE and WSDCi.

Hope this helps you :)

[1] Not making them global WILL give you classloader problems!

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