hi, I honestly dont know if there is a solution to my problem at all, or if I am overseeing an essential error

enviroment is a fat client swing java programm with hibernate connected to a SQLite databse.

so far, all of my resources are packed into the jar (including the the database file, all images and hibernate config files and so on)

of course i dont want to deploy my database/images/config files everytime I make changes to my software, i just want to exchange the jar and keep the rest

so is ther any maven script/archetype that buils me a jar with the the resources next to jar in lets say a "conf" folder, but so that the jar is still able to access the files in the folder ?


i managed to copy the resource via the assembly plugin into a folder, but then my jar cant access the information from the files anymore

that in advance here is my current pom.xml

Java Code:
<project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
	xsi:schemaLocation="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0 http://maven.apache.org/maven-v4_0_0.xsd">
	<modelVersion>4.0.0</modelVersion>
	<groupId>com.srccodes.example.hibernate</groupId>
	<artifactId>Blechkultur</artifactId>
	<packaging>jar</packaging>
	<version>1.0-SNAPSHOT</version>
	<name>Blechkultur</name>
	<url>http://maven.apache.org</url>
	<dependencies>
		<!-- hibernate -->
		<dependency>
			<groupId>org.hibernate</groupId>
			<artifactId>hibernate-core</artifactId>
			<version>4.1.4.Final</version>
		</dependency>
		<dependency>
			<groupId>org.hibernate</groupId>
			<artifactId>hibernate-entitymanager</artifactId>
			<version>4.1.4.Final</version>
		</dependency>
		<dependency>
			<groupId>org.hibernate</groupId>
			<artifactId>hibernate-search</artifactId>
			<version>4.1.1.Final</version>
		</dependency>
		<dependency>
			<groupId>com.oracle</groupId>
			<artifactId>javafx</artifactId>
			<version>2.2.3</version>
			<scope>system</scope>
			<systemPath>${project.basedir}/src/main/resources/lib/jfxrt.jar</systemPath>
		</dependency>

		<!-- SQLite JDBC library -->
		<dependency>
			<groupId>org.xerial</groupId>
			<artifactId>sqlite-jdbc</artifactId>
			<version>3.7.2</version>
		</dependency>

		<!-- junit test -->
		<dependency>
			<groupId>junit</groupId>
			<artifactId>junit</artifactId>
			<version>3.8.1</version>
			<scope>test</scope>
		</dependency>
	</dependencies>
	<build>

		<resources>
			<resource>
				<directory>src/main/resources</directory>
				<excludes>
					<exclude>*.*</exclude>
				</excludes>
				<filtering>false</filtering>
			</resource>
		</resources>
		<plugins>
			<!-- <plugin> <artifactId>maven-compiler-plugin</artifactId> <configuration> 
				<source>1.5</source> <target>1.5</target> </configuration> </plugin> <plugin> 
				<artifactId>maven-jar-plugin</artifactId> <version>2.2</version> <configuration> 
				<archive> <manifest> <addClasspath>true</addClasspath> <mainClass>de.blechkultur.Application</mainClass> 
				</manifest> </archive> </configuration> </plugin> <plugin> <groupId>com.zenjava</groupId> 
				<artifactId>javafx-maven-plugin</artifactId> <version>1.3</version> <configuration> 
				<mainClass>WelcomeLogin</mainClass> </configuration> </plugin> -->


			<plugin>
				<artifactId>maven-jar-plugin</artifactId>
				<version>2.3.1</version>
				<configuration>
					<archive>
						<!-- Make an executable jar, adjust classpath entries -->
						<manifest>
							<addClasspath>true</addClasspath>
							<classpathPrefix>./lib/</classpathPrefix>
							<mainClass>de.blechkultur.Application</mainClass>
						</manifest>
						<!--Resources will be placed under -->
						<manifestEntries>
							<Class-Path>conf</Class-Path> -->
						</manifestEntries>
					</archive>
					<!--exclude files from the archive -->
<!-- 					<excludes>
						<exclude>**/src/main/resources/resources/*</exclude>
					</excludes> -->
				</configuration>
			</plugin>

			<plugin>
				<artifactId>maven-assembly-plugin</artifactId>
				<version>2.2-beta-5</version>
				<configuration>
					<descriptors>
						<descriptor>${basedir}/distribution-zip.xml</descriptor>
					</descriptors>
				</configuration>
				<executions>
					<execution>
						<phase>package</phase>
						<goals>
							<goal>single</goal>
						</goals>
					</execution>
				</executions>
			</plugin> 
		</plugins>
	</build>
</project>
and the distribution-zip.xml

Java Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<assembly>
	<id>dist</id>
	<formats>
		<format>zip</format>
	</formats>

	<includeBaseDirectory>true</includeBaseDirectory>
	<dependencySets>
		<dependencySet>
			<!--Include runtime dependencies -->
			<outputDirectory>lib</outputDirectory>
			<scope>runtime</scope>
		</dependencySet>
	</dependencySets>

	<fileSets>
		<fileSet>
			<!--Get the generated application jar -->
			<directory>${project.build.directory}</directory>
			<outputDirectory>/</outputDirectory>
			<includes>
				<include>*.jar</include>
			</includes>
		</fileSet>
		<fileSet>
			<!--Get application resources -->
			<directory>src/main/resources</directory>
			<outputDirectory>conf</outputDirectory>
		</fileSet>
		<fileSet>
			<!--Get misc user files -->
			<directory>${project.basedir}</directory>
			<outputDirectory>/</outputDirectory>
			<includes>
				<include>README*</include>
				<include>LICENSE*</include>
				<include>NOTICE*</include>
			</includes>
		</fileSet>
	</fileSets>
</assembly>
thanks in advance