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What should be improved / changed

Issues connected with the new version
Build of the latest version

Plan for Struts 2.5

  • Request Git repo from INFRA
  • Import project
  1. Remove deprecated plugins
  2. Drop support for Struts 1 (remove plugin)
  3. Remove deprecated APIs
  4. Switch to Java 1.6
  5. Merge XWork code into Struts Core (without renaming packages)
  6. Switch to strict DMI by default - allow only defined methods to be accessible via DMI - user can always change that list
  7. Prepare the first release
  8. Cleanup website

Plan for Struts 3

  1. Finish merging XWork code base (rename packages)
  2. Rename Struts 2 packages to org.apache.struts3
  3. Use loggin layer https://code.google.com/p/anodyzed/ (Chris Pratt is willing to donate that project to Struts)
  4. Switch to OGNL 4
  5. Divide core into api and spi
  6. prepare ALPHA 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.

Undiscussed ideas

  • Better support for modern webframeworks like AngularJS (@grobmeier)
  • Make use of slf4j and probably log4j2 (@grobmeier) - support for slf4j is already there, thanks to Johannes, check Logging
  • Provide alternatives to java property file translations (@grobmeier)
  • Replace css and xhtml theme with an new html5 theme. (@jogep)
  • Extract XML configuration to dedicated plugin - XWork will provide only configuration via code, then user can decide which configuration to use - code, XML, convention, DB?