It would be helpful if we could tell the DeploymentManager to expand the archive when its deployed, since linked issue.
AS5 plugin: add support for the deployDir and deployExploded deploy-time config options when creating an EAR or WAR (just like we have in the AS4 plugin)
add another parameter to DeploymentManager.distribute(), e.g. boolean deployExploded, where true means the archive gets unzipped before it's deployed
DeploymentManager.remove() doesn't work for exploded apps that were deployed via distribute(copyContent=false)
jboss-as-5 plugin: delete doesn't work for EAR/WARs that are deployed in exploded form