This week's book giveaway is in the Testing forum. We're giving away four copies of The Way of the Web Tester: A Beginner's Guide to Automating Tests and have Jonathan Rasmusson on-line! See this thread for details.
This topics trascends WebSphere and CORBA, but I thought that posting it here makes sense, since you guys are much knowledgable on ORBs, and you might be able to give a pertinent answer. My predicament is as follows: I have written an application that uses Visibroker to communicate with a remote CORBA server. I have put the vbjorb.jar and other required JARs under WEB-INF/lib. However, since vbjorb.jar contains classes also contained in rt.jar, I also add the WEB-INF/lib directory to ws.ext.dirs. (WebSphere-specific system property=. This WSAD configuration works just fine. The version of WebSphere used is 4.0. However, when I attempted to deploy my application to WebSphere Application Server 4.0, I persistently got a NoClassFoundError. Adding a ws.ext.dirs system directory specifying the directory containing the JARS didn't yield the desired effects. Even specifying the absolute directory path did not work. Is there some other "trick" in order to deploy such an application successfully to WAS 4.0? Thx!