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From Joe Germuska <>
Subject Choosing 1.2.0 (Re: [ANNOUNCE] Struts 1.2.0 Test Build available)
Date Fri, 27 Feb 2004 14:16:19 GMT
At 9:05 AM +0100 2/27/04, nicolas De Loof wrote:
>Can you please post a "what's new" about this release to help me 
>make my boss agree to use Struts 1.2.0 for new projects ?

Oh yes, this also reminds me: I think we need to be on guard for a 
lot of questions like this.  Martin described the release correctly 
on struts-user, but many people will be thinking "new struts release, 
gotta have it..."

Particularly with the 1.2.0 tree, people need to be conscious that 
many deprecated methods and classes were removed, so transitioning to 
1.2 from 1.1 may not be a simple drop-in.  Also, as Martin noted, 
using the Tomcat-style release cycle, the mere existence of a 
numbered release of Struts does not necessarily mean the a release 
that your boss would be happy with (depending on your boss, of 

I've been using Struts nightlies for a while, and I'm confident in 
their general stability and reliability -- but that's not sufficient 
for everyone.


Joe Germuska       
       "Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them 
the usual way.  This happens to us all the time with computers, and 
nobody thinks of complaining."
             -- Jef Raskin

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