" Zipcreator was replaced by the concept of project utility jars (which is probably why you can't find it.) You create a java project with your code. Then you add it as a project utility project for your EAR. It automatically gets jar'd up into a jar in the EAR that any projects in the EAR can reference. I haven't tried it with a war though. To try that out, you would go to the J2EE perspective. In any case, it is usually ok to store the jar in the EAR directory or subdirectory.
Why not? It is just Java code which inherits the environment of its caller. If you call it from a servlet, the Java code has access to the web project's resources. "
My problem is that I wan't to see and pack sources outside of the Java Utility project. The need stems from the fact that I have non-J2EE projects: a JWS one.
" Consider Ant. In fact, this may solve all your problems . You can configure an Ant script to run every time you modify a project. Just point to it as an "external tool builder" on the project properties."
Yes!, that was the solution. Thank you.