(tick) These are the notes for the Struts 2.5.14 distribution.

(tick) For prior notes in this release series, see Version Notes 2.5.13

  • If you are a Maven user, you might want to get started using the Maven Archetype.
Maven Dependency

You can also use Struts Archetype Catalog like below

Struts Archetype Catalog
mvn archetype:generate -DarchetypeCatalog=http://struts.apache.org/
Staging Repository
    <name>ASF Nexus Staging</name>

Internal Changes

  • A class JSONWriter was converted into an interface with default implementation in DefaultJSONWriter class. If you were using the class directly, you must update your code in other case it won't compile when using Struts 2.5.14.


  • [WW-4843] - DefaultUrlHelper().buildUrl() not outputting port when used as parameter
  • [WW-4846] - Not able to convert Spring object to the JSON response
  • [WW-4848] - The if test can accidently incorrectly assign a new value to an object
  • [WW-4849] - ObjectFactory constructor signature change breaks extensions
  • [WW-4853] - Snippets in Struts documentation are missing
  • [WW-4855] - I am migrating my struts 2.2.x to 2.5.13 and where all used struts taglibs and tags UI is breaking where i have not used bootstrap there and all working fine
  • [WW-4862] - Default Multipart validation regex is invalid due to charset encoding
  • [WW-4863] - Exception starting filter struts-prepare: Unable to load configuration. - interceptor - vfs
  • [WW-4868] - createInstance method signature change of TextProviderFactory from merged xwork-core code inside struts2-core-2.5.13.jar which was present with xwork-core jar
  • [WW-4869] - Struts2.5.13 can't run in java9 win10
  • [WW-4870] - StringConverter from OGNL 3.1.15 in Struts 2.5.13
  • [WW-4871] - Decimal converters should avoid loss of user's data caused by rounding
  • [WW-4882] - Struts text tag doesn't print value from Stack
  • [WW-4885] - No validations happening after upgrading to Struts 2.5.12


  • [WW-4034] - Allow to use custom JSONwriter
  • [WW-4857] - Implement Dependency Check in Maven build
  • [WW-4861] - Fallback to ActionContext if container is null in ActionSupport
  • [WW-4864] - Upgrade to the latest Jetty plugin in all examples
  • [WW-4877] - Add missing header with license to all files reported by the Rat plugin
  • [WW-4878] - Review available interceptors and document the missing ones
  • [WW-4879] - Fetch docs from new locations
  • [WW-4884] - Allow define only TextProvider instead of providing the whole TextProviderFactory
  • [WW-4888] - HTML escaping on the text tag


  • [WW-4850] - Upgrade FreeMarker to version 2.3.26-incubating
  • [WW-4851] - Upgrade to Log4j2 2.9.1
  • [WW-4859] - Upgrade com.fasterxml.jackson to version 2.8.2
  • [WW-4860] - Upgrade net.sf.json-lib to version 2.4
  • [WW-4880] - Upgrade Spring to version 4.1.9


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