Weld's WeldBeanManagerServiceProcessor is very picky about deploying up a BeanManager for deployments.
In TorqueBox's case, we don't have an EEModuleDescription, and we don't end-with .war extension. But we still desire to have the BeanManager deployed. Don't really care if it's registered in JNDI, I don't think; just an MSC Service<T> should keep our stuff happy.
Against jboss-as#master as of 22-May, we've had to add our own duplication (of sorts) of WeldBeanManagerServiceProcessor to ensure a BeanManager gets deployed. We currently install it at +1 the priority of Weld's, to ensure we don't duplicate deployment.
If weld's WeldBeanManagerServiceProcessor could happily deploy a BeanManager even if EEModuleDescription isn't present, and the deployment doesn't end with .war, that'd be awesome.
I'm happy to use some WeldDesireToHaveBeanManager.mark( unit ) marker or whatnot, to indicate our needs.