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What should be improved / changed

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Build of the latest version

Plan for Struts 2.5

  1. Request Git repo from INFRA
  2. Import project
  3. Remove deprecated plugins
  4. Drop support for Struts 1 (remove plugin)
  5. Remove deprecated APIs
  6. Switch to Java 1.6
  7. Rename XWork packages to org.apache.struts.xwork
  8. Prepare the first release
  9. Cleanup website

Plan for Struts 3

  1. Rename Struts 2 packages to org.apache.struts
  2. ...

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
  • Provider alternatives to java property file translations (@grobmeier)
  • Replace css and xhtml theme with an new html5 theme. (@jogep)
  • Switch to strict DMI by default - allow only defined methods to be accessible via DMI - user can always change that list
  • 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?