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From Paul Benedict <pbened...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [ANN] Struts 2.0.6 GA release available
Date Sat, 24 Feb 2007 01:44:10 GMT
Congratulations to everyone on Struts for this release!! I am glad we 
have assembled such a great team over the past year -- it has truly been 
revolutionary for the community. Best wishes on 2.x.

Ted Husted wrote:
> The Apache Struts group is pleased to announce that Struts 2.0.6 is
> available as a "General Availability" release. The GA designation is
> our highest quality grade.
> 
> Apache Struts 2 is an elegant, extensible framework for creating
> enterprise-ready Java web applications. The framework is designed to
> streamline the full development cycle, from building, to deploying, to
> maintaining applications over time.
> 
> Apache Struts 2 was originally known as WebWork 2. After working
> independently for several years, the WebWork and Struts communities
> joined forces to create Struts2. This new version of Struts is simpler
> to use and closer to how Struts was always meant to be.
> 
> * Build!
>  o Easy startup - Jumpstart new projects with our bootstrap tutorial
> and template application or Maven archetype.
>  o Improved Design - Code clean against HTTP-independent framework 
> interfaces.
>  o Enhanced Tags - Code less with stylesheet-driven form tags that
> provide their own markup.
>  o Stateful Checkboxes - Avoid special handling with smart checkboxes
> that know when they are toggled.
>  o Flexible Cancel Buttons - Go directly to a different action on cancel.
>  o First-class AJAX support - Add interactivity and flexibility with
> AJAX tags that look and feel just like standard Struts tags.
>  o Easy Spring integration - Inject dependencies into Actions using
> Spring without glue code or red tape. (Plexus support also available.)
>  o Enhanced Results - Do more with specialty results for
> JasperReports, JFreeChart, Action chaining, and file downloading.
>  o POJO forms - No more ActionForms! Use any JavaBean to capture form
> input or put properties directly on an Action class. Use both binary
> and String properties!
>  o POJO Actions - Use any class as an Action class -- even the
> interface is optional!
> 
> * Deploy!
>  o Easy plugins - Add framework extensions by dropping in a JAR. No
> manual configuration required! Bundled plugins add support for
> JavaServer Faces, JasperReports, JFreeChart, Tiles, and more ...
>  o Integrated profiling - Peek inside Struts2 to find where the
> cycles are going!
>  o Precise Error Reporting - Flip directly to the location and line
> of an error.
> 
> * Maintain!
>  o Easy-to-test Actions - Test Struts2 Actions directly, without
> resorting to mock HTTP objects.
>  o Intelligent Defaults - Skip obvious and redundant settings. Most
> framework configuration elements have a default value that we can set
> and forget. Say it once!
>  o Easy-to-customize controller - Customize the request handling per
> action, if desired. Struts2 only does what you want it to do!
>  o Integrating Debugging - Research problem reports with built-in
> debugging tools.
>  o Easy-to-tweak tags - Customize tag markup by editing a FreeMarker
> template. No need to grok the taglib API! JSP, FreeMarker, and
> Velocity tags are fully supported.
> 
> Struts 2.0.6 is available in a full distribution, or as separate
> library, source, example and documentation distributions.
> 
> *  http://struts.apache.org/download.cgi#struts2006
> 
> The release is also available through the central Maven repository
> under Group ID "org.apache.struts".
> 
> The 2.0.6 series of the Apache Struts framework has a minimum
> requirement of the following specification versions:
> 
> *  Servlet API 2.4
> * JSP API 2.0
> * Java 5
> 
> The release notes are available online at:
> 
> * http://struts.apache.org/2.x/docs/release-notes-206.html
> 
> Should any issues arise with your use of any version of the Struts
> framework, please post your comments to the user list, and, if
> appropriate, file a ticket with JIRA.
> 
> -- The Apache Struts group.
> 
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