The Apache Struts group is pleased to announce that Struts 2.5-BETA3 is available as a "Beta" release. The Beta designation indicates that we believe the distribution needs wider testing before being upgraded to a "General Availability" release. Your input is essential.
Apache Struts 2 is an elegant, extensible framework for creating enterprise-ready Java web applications. The framework is designed to streamline the full development cycle, from building, to deploying, to maintaining applications over time. This release contains several breaking changes and improvements just to mention few of them: New in BETA1 - XWork source was merged into Struts Core source, it means that there be no more xwork artifact nor dedicated jar - OGNL was upgraded to version 3.0.11 and it breaks access to properties as it follows Java Bean Specification, see WW-4207 and WW-3909 - 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 in BETA2 - New security option was added - Strict Method Invocation (also known as Strict DMI), see WW-4540 - Add support for latest stable AngularJS in Maven archetype, see WW-4522 New in BETA3 - Dropped support for id and 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 3.0.11 and it breaks access to properties as it follows Java Bean Specification, see WW-4207 and WW-3909 - - and then OGNL was upgraded to version 3.1.1, see WW-4561 - - and then OGNL was upgraded to version 3.2.1, see WW-4577 and many other improvements, please check the version notes Struts 2.5-BETA3 is available in a full distribution, or as separate library, source, example and documentation distributions, from the releases page. * http://struts.apache.org/download.cgi#struts-beta The release is also available from the central Maven repository under Group ID "org.apache.struts". The 2.5.x series of the Apache Struts framework has a minimum requirement of the following specification versions: * Java SE 7 * Java Servlet 2.4 and JavaServer Pages (JSP) 2.0 * Java 2 Standard Platform Edition (J2SE) 5 The release notes are available online at: * http://struts.apache.org/2.x/docs/version-notes-25.html Should any issues arise with your use of any version of the Struts framework, please post your comments to the user list, and, if appropriate, file a tracking ticket.appropriate, file a tracking ticket: * https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/WW - The Apache Struts group. -- Łukasz + 48 606 323 122 http://www.lenart.org.pl/