What should be improved / changed

Issues connected with the new version
Build of the latest version

Development plan of Struts 3

M1 (aka Struts 2.5)

M2 (aka Struts 2.6)

  1. Servlets 2.5, JSP 2.1, Java 7

  2. struts-api module
  3. Drop support for internal logging layer and use Log4j2 only

M3 (beta 1 Struts 3)

  1. Servlets 3.0, JSP 2.2, Java 8
  2. Finish merging XWork code base (rename packages)
  3. Rename Struts 2 packages to org.apache.struts3
  4. Switch to OGNL 4
    1. we must release it first
    2. also we need better API interfaces to allow integrate Struts with other EL engines, ie.: MVEL - right now the whole conversion layer is hardly tied with OGNL
  5. Switch to Servlet Specification 3.0
    1. drop embedded JSP plugin

M4 (beta 2 Struts 3)

  1. move plugins to separated project (need to be discussed)
    1. disconnect plugins release cycle from core release

Cleanup website

There should be just one project website - Apache Struts. Right now there is the main website - Apache Struts project, subsite Apache Struts 1 and another subsite Apache Struts 2. After announcing EOL of Struts 1, we basically supporting just one version or rather branch - Apache Struts 2 which should be at some point converted just into Apache Struts (version 2.5, version 3.0, version 3.1, etc.).

With that in mind we should have just one website to manage the project.

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