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(tick) These are the notes for the Struts 2.0.7 distribution.

(tick) For prior notes in this release series, see Release Notes 2.0.6

  • 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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New Features

  • Cookie Interceptor: Inject cookie with a certain configurable name / value into action. (Since 2.0.7.) (WW-1678). Being new, the Cookie Interceptor is also labeled "experimental" in this release.

Significant Fixes

  • DevMode has been set to the default "false" setting on all example applications. DevMode impacts performance and should only be set to true during development or debugging (WW-1781).
  • The Select tag is enhanced to work with non-string list keys when "multiple" is set to true (WW-1747).

Documentation Changes

  • A Performance Tuning page is added.
  • Thanks to Musachy Barroso, we have spiffy new buttons for the Struts 2 home page.

Internal Changes

  • A consistent set of "camelCase" names for interceptors and results are available. Instead of "model-driven", you can now use "modelDriven". The hyphenated names will rename available until at least Struts 2.1.0 (WW-1707).
  • Several minor patches have been applied. See the Issue Detail log for specifics.

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.
  • Cookie Interceptor: Inject cookie with a certain configurable name / value into action (since 2.0.7) (WW-1678).
  • 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.

Issue Detail

Issue List

Other resources

Release Plan

  • Struts 2.0.7 is a milestone version in the 2.0.x series. Struts 2.0.6 is the prior GA release.
  • The Release Manager is Ted Husted.
  • The tag date for the release is 19 March 2007, circa 1pm PST.