(tick) These are the notes for the Struts 2.3.1 distribution.

(tick) For prior notes in this release series, see Version Notes 2.2.3

  • 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

You can also use Struts Archetype Catalog like below

Struts Archetype Catalog
mvn archetype:generate -DarchetypeCatalog=http://struts.apache.org/2.3.1/
Staging Repository
    <name>ASF Nexus Staging</name>
  • The DTD has been updated to provide whitelisting of functions that can be called via Dynamic Method Invocation, via the <allowed-methods> tag inside <action>. (The method specified in the <action> tag is automatically whitelisted.) For example, the following XML allows methods foo, bar, and baz to be called via DMI:
  <action name="..." method="foo">
    <result ... />
  • the Spring Dependencies were upgraded from version 2.5.6 to version 3.0.5.
  • a new plugin to support CDI was added, to use CDI support inside your application add struts2-cdi-plugin.jar to your application WEB-INF/lib folder

Internal Changes

  • New Portal 2 Plugin replaced the old one Portal Plugin
  • OGNL was upgraded to version 3.0.2 to solve problem with running Struts 2 on JDK 5

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