Summary of archive structures for Avalon Deployables:

Pheonix .sar file: Used to deploy a phoenix block.
{{{    myblock.sar 

          /SAR-INF                assembly.xml                config.xml                environment.xml            /lib                myblock.jar                dependency.jar 

Merlin .jar blocks:      myblock.jar             /BLOCK-INF                 block.xml             /[packaged classes] 

Fortress .jar (containing meta-info)      myapp.jar            /services.list            /META-INF                /services                   my.class.Name            /[packaged classes] 

EOB (not official Avalon, but runs under phoenix)     mybean.eob          /application.xml          /beans              mybean.jar          /common              dependency.jar  where mybean.jar =     mybean.jar           /EOB-INF               beans.xml           /[packaged classes] 

Standard ["J2EE"] deployables

WAR: Web Application Resource     mywebapp.war           /WEB-INF              web.xml              /classes              /servlets              /lib              /...           /index.html           /... 

EAR: Enterprise Application Resource     myapplication.ear         /META-INF