These are the notes for the Struts 2.5 distribution.
For prior notes in this release series, see Version Notes 18.104.22.168
- If you are a Maven user, you might want to get started using the Maven Archetype.
You can also use Struts Archetype Catalog like below
- All security patches from prior versions were merged into this version
- XWork source was merged into Struts Core source, it means that there be no more
xworkartifact nor dedicated jar
- Spring dependency for tests and spring plugin was upgraded to version 4.1.6, see WW-4510.
- Struts2 internal logging api was marked as deprecated and was replaced with new Log4j2 api as logging layer, see WW-4504.
- Struts2 is now build with JDK7, see WW-4503.
- New plugin to support bean validation is now part of the distribution, see WW-4505.
- Deprecated plugins are now removed from the distribution and are not longer supported anymore.
- Dojo Plugin
- Codebehind Plugin
- JSF Plugin
- Struts1 Plugin
- New security option was added - Strict Method Invocation (also known as Strict DMI), see WW-4540
- Added support for latest stable AngularJS in Maven archetype, see WW-4522
- Dropped support for
name- replaced with
var, see WW-2069
- Dedicated archive with a minimal set of dependencies was introduced, see WW-4570
- It is possible to use multiple names when defining a result, see WW-4590
- Rest plugin honors Accept header, see WW-4588
New result 'JSONActionRedirectResult' in json-plugin was defined, see WW-4591
- Tiles plugin was upgrade to the latest Tiles 3 and tiles3-plugin was dropped, see WW-4584
- JasperReports plugins was upgraded to JasperReport 6.0, see WW-4381
- OGNL was upgraded to version 3.1.4 and it breaks access to properties as it follows Java Bean Specification, see WW-4207 and WW-3909
- Annotations to configure Tiles, see WW-4594 and Tiles Plugin
Package names have changed
Some classes were moved to different packages, see the list below for more details: