SAR is an acronym for "Service ARchive". SAR files are plain old Java JAR files that contain a JBoss service definition file (
META-INF/jboss-service.xml) and (optionally) other resources needed by the service. By convention SAR files are named with a '
Out of the box, Maven 2.x (at least as of version 2.0.7) does not include support creating SAR files, but there are a number of readily available plugins that provide this capability.
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