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These are the notes for the Struts 2.2.1 distribution.

For prior notes in this release series, see Version Notes 2.1.8.1

  • 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>2.2.1</version>
</dependency>
Snapshot Repository
<repositories>
  <repository>
    <id>apache.nexus</id>
    <name>ASF Nexus Staging</name>
    <url>https://repository.apache.org/content/groups/staging/</url>
  </repository>
</repositories>

Internal Changes

  • XWork was moved to ASF and it's a part of Struts 2 now. With this release the new XWork 2.2.0 is also available! In the future version, the XWork will be merged into Struts 2.
  • XWork Maven artifact is now under <groupId>org.apache.struts.xwork</groupId> - it's Nexus requirement
  • The XWork is using the latest OGNL version 3.0, the OGNL source code repository is hosted at Github
  • Javassist dependency was excluded in OGNL, you must remember to include it, except when you are lunching an application on JBoss server
  • Resolved critical XWork vulnerability, for more details please read CVE-2010-1870: Struts2/XWork remote command execution
  • All the example applications (excluding jboss-blank) are including Javassist dependency
  • The new jboss-blank example application was created to be used with JBoss server - it's excludes Javassist library as such library is already provided with a JBoss server
  • New Freemarker cache options added that should significant improve efficiency during tag rendering - WW-3467, you can read more here FreeMarker

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