But enough about that. Something of immediate practical value: real skinny WARs. Until now the maven-war-plugin left you with two choices: no jars, or most jars. Sure, you could manually exclude all but a set, but it was a PITA and unpractical. Behold my surprise to find the newest WAR config addition to 2.1-beta-1:
I want a mostly skinny WAR that filters out all JARs except for struts.
<project>Thanks WAR plugin guys! Now just fix the EAR problem and I'll be set.