(tick) These are the notes for the Struts 2.0.6 distribution.

(tick) For prior notes in this release series, see Release Notes 2.0.5

  • If you are a Maven user, you might want to get started using the Maven Archetype.
  • Another quick-start entry point is the blank application. Rename and deploy the WAR as a starting point for your own development.
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    <name>ASF Maven 2 Snapshot</name>

Significant Fixes

  • WW-1711 The select tag works properly with non-string values.
  • WW-1731 The Code Behind and Spring plugins are included in the distribution.

Backward compatibility issues with prior development release

  • The experimental "new API" has been removed, in favor of continued research in the 2.1.x series.

Documentation Changes

  • The home page for the Core Guide was been reorganized.
    • Several "missing" pages on extending the framework have been identified, and are listed on the Contributors Guide page, awaiting volunteers.

Internal Changes

  • The OGNL dependency is advanced to version 2.6.11.
  • The XWork dependency is advanced to version 2.0.1.
  • The Codebehind and Spring plugin JARs are now bundled with the distribution, as originally intended.
  • In the documentation, several references to code "snippets" in the Interceptor area have been fixed.

Experimental Features and Plugins

(tick) Please help us test these brave new features. Feedback appreciated!

  • Java 1.4 support: We are backporting the core Struts and XWork JARs, and, as a courtesy, bundling them with the distribution. However, Struts 2 is being coded for Java 5 and backward compatibility is not assured.
  • Portlets: Automatic portlet support allows portal and servlet deployments with no code changes (WW-1645@S2jira).
  • AJAX Theme: AJAX tags look and feel just like standard Struts tags but provide greater interactivity and flexibility. The AJAX theme is backed by the popular Dojo Toolkit (WW-1609).
  • Zero Configuration: Optionally, eliminate or reduce XML configuration with convention and annotation (WW-1491).
  • REST-ful URLs: Use search-engine friendly URLs, like category/action/movie/Thrillers (WW-1475).
  • Experimental Plugins
    • Codebehind Plugin: Reduce mundane configuration by using "page controller" conventions (WW-1515).
    • Plexus Plugin - A new plugin that enables Struts Actions, Interceptors, and Results to be created and injected by Plexus.
    • Scope Plugin - Initial version of scope plugin that mimics JBoss Seam-style of scoped bijection (presently in the Sandbox).
    • Struts1 Plugin - A new plugin that allows you to use existing Struts 1 Actions and ActionForms in Struts 2 applications..
    • Tiles Plugin - A new plugin allows your Struts actions to return Tiles pages. The Tiles plugin is dependant on Tiles 2, which is still in beta.

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Release Plan

  • Struts 2.0.6 is a milestone version in the 2.0.x series.
    • There is yet to be a GA release in this series.
  • The Release Manager is Ted Husted.
  • The tag date for the release is Thursday, 16 Feb 2007, circa 2pm PST.
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