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(tick) These are the notes for the Struts 2.1.7 distribution.

(tick) For prior notes in this release series, see Version Notes 2.1.6

  • 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.
Maven Dependency
<dependency>
  <groupId>org.apache.struts</groupId>
  <artifactId>struts2-core</artifactId>
  <version>2.1.7</version>
</dependency>
Snapshot Repository
<repositories>
  <repository>
    <id>apache.snapshots</id>
    <name>ASF Maven 2 Snapshot</name>
    <url>http://people.apache.org/repo/m2-snapshot-repository</url>
  </repository>
</repositories>

Backward compatibility issues with prior development release

  • The bean 'named-variable' has been renamed to 'namedVariable' to match camelCase convention utilized throughout the framework
  • @Result annotations used at the method level now override @Result annotations placed at class-level when using the conventions plugin
  • @ParentPackage annotation on an action's super class will now be honored
  • if you have dynamicmethodinvocation turned off, but use multiple submit buttons within a single s:form, or the method: parameter, you will no longer be able to

New Features and Plugins

  • This is mostly a bug-fix release with over 100 JIRA issues closed
  • The Multipart Request handler is now pluggable, allowing for better implementations to be wired in
  • Invalid OGNL now throws exceptions with stack traces placed in the Application Server log

Experimental Features and Plugins

(tick) Please help us test these brave new features. Feedback appreciated!

  • There is now an advanced file upload plugin in the sandbox meant to be used for AJAX file uploads

Issue Detail

Issue List

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