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(tick) These are the notes for the Struts 2.1.3 build.

(tick) For prior notes on the the prior release series, see Version Notes 2.1.2

  • 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.
Maven Dependency
<dependency>
  <groupId>org.apache.struts</groupId>
    <artifactId>struts2-core</artifactId>
      <version>2.1.3</version>
</dependency>
Snapshot Repository
<repositories>
  <repository>
    <id>apache.snapshots</id>
    <name>ASF Maven 2 Snapshot</name>
    <url>http://people.apache.org/repo/m2-snapshot-repository</url>
  </repository>
</repositories>

Backward compatibility issues with previous versions

  • Since 2.1.3: This settings need to be added to struts.xml to make the REST plugin work with the Codebehind plugin:
    <constant name="struts.codebehind.classSuffix" value="Controller"/>
    <constant name="struts.codebehind.action.checkImplementsAction" value="false"/>
    <constant name="struts.codebehind.action.checkAnnotation" value="false"/>
    <constant name="struts.codebehind.action.defaultMethodName" value="index"/>
    <constant name="struts.configuration.classpath.defaultParentPackage" value="rest-default" />
     
  • Since 2.1.3: includeParams will default to none
  • Since 2.1.3: cssClass and cssStyle attributes will be applied to the ul tags, instead of li in actionerror,actionmessage and fielderror tags
  • Since 2.1.0: All default result names and interceptor names are now in camelCase (eg. was redirect-action, is now redirectAction)
  • Since 2.1.0: The "ajax" theme is provided by the Dojo Plugin. Applications using the ajax theme must include the Dojo Plugin dependency and modify existing pages to import the plugin's own taglib/model
  • Since 2.1.0 Tiles plugin: A DOCTYPE is now mandatory in the Tiles definitions XML
  • Since 2.1.1: The immutable Configuration object is now created via a builder. The API is not compatible with prior versions. This primarily affects plugins that define Configuration.
  • Since 2.1.1: The static method ActionContext.getContext() no longer lazily initializes an ActionContext. Unit tests that relied upon this behavior need to setup the ActionContext via the Container first.
  • Since 2.1.1: OGNL method calls like "text(key)" now invoke "text(String)" instead of "getText(String)". This affects method calls only, not properties. Some OGNL expressions may need to be updated.
  • Since 2.1.1: JUnit, TestNG, and DWR classes classes moved into their own plugins

New Features and Plugins

  • Javatemplates plugin available (Since 2.1.3)
  • Convention plugin available (Since 2.1.3)
  • JUnit support moved to plugin (Since 2.1.1)
  • TestNG support moved to plugin (Since 2.1.1)
  • DWR support moved to plugin (Since 2.1.1)
  • Portlet support moved to plugin (Since 2.1.0)

Deprecated Features and Plugins

  • Ajax tags were refactored into the Dojo plugin which has been deprecated (Since 2.1.3)
  • Codebehind plugin has been deprecated (Since 2.1.3)

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Build/Release Plan

  • Struts 2.1.3 was voted as a test build
    • There is yet to be a GA release in this series.
  • The Build/Release Managers is Musachy Barroso
  • The proposed tag date for the build is 25th Dec, 2008
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