Right now, there is a constant named "struts.convention.exclude.packages"
I had to add "oracle.toplink.*" in order to get the plugin working.
It would be nice to have the possibility to configure a top level package (my.project.** ) that will be scanned instead of excluding everything else.
After looking at the source I came to the conclusion that the convention
plugin is designed to exclude a whole bunch of packages from classpath
scanning. For my feeling that is not the best way to go because you can never
be sure what is on your classpath. Worst case the application stops working
because the admin adds some jars to the classpath of the appserver, the ear
is extended with some lib or whatever. In an enterprise environment this
behaviour is IMHO a no-no.
Anyway, I do understand that there are usecases where this approach is needed.
To solve this, I thought about an option like "scanPath" that defaults
to "*" (or "^(.)$") In my case, I would set it to something
like "com.project.*" or "^com\.myproject\.(.)$"