Oracle GlassFish Server 3.0.1 Application Development Guide

Using Libraries with Application Clients

The Libraries field in the Administration Console's deployment page and the ----libraries option of the asadmin deploy command do not apply to application clients. Neither do the as-install/lib, domain-dir/lib, and domain-dir/lib/classes directories comprising the Common Class Loader. These apply only to applications and modules deployed to the server. For more information, see Chapter 2, Class Loaders.

To use libraries with an application client, package the application client in an application (EAR file). Then, either place the libraries in the /lib directory of the EAR file or specify their location in the application client JAR file's manifest Class-Path.