Is there a method to deploy an ejb through a script other than the Ant tool. I already have my application running on Weblogic5.1. Is there any way that I could port my application to Jboss without using the Ant?
I don't think there is any hard & fast rule that you have to use Ant. You can choose any "make" / "script" tool to generate your jar files - as long as you do all the steps that is currently being done by the Ant build script supplied with JBoss. That is, just like WLS5.1 has the weblogic.ejbc compiler which generates the stubs from your source file jar, you need to do similar steps specific to JBoss.
So, if you want to use something else, you have to dig into the Ant build script and see what compilers need to be run.