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From "Al Sutton" <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Bring Convention plugin into trunk and deprecate Zero Config
Date Thu, 15 May 2008 05:07:41 GMT
Has anyone made a web page comparing the plugins?, if it took a while to get 
to grips with it's probably worth offering users a page with something like 
a checkbox grid feature comparison.

It could also help some of us understand what each one does ;).


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob Tiernay" <>
To: "Struts Developers List" <>
Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2008 8:43 PM
Subject: RE: [VOTE] Bring Convention plugin into trunk and deprecate Zero 


I think that this plugin is of great worth to every day development.  I 
would like to echo some other people's sentiments that a unified plugin 
would be a significant value add to new struts developers. I know that there 
is much overlap and confusion between:

1. Zero-config
2. Code behind
3. Smart urls
5. Convention

It took me a while to mentally model the differences / similarities between 
them all , and surely I can't be the only one :)

I understand that ideally plugins should have high cohesion and low 
coupling... but having so many options does more harm than good in this 
case.  IMO this is an example of plugin fragmentation that should be 
resolved with a unified, best-of-breed approach, leaving the other plugins 
as they are for those concerned about deprecation.

> Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 23:39:39 -0400> From:> To: 
>> Subject: [VOTE] Bring Convention plugin into trunk 
> and deprecate Zero Config> > With the addition of @IntereceptorRefs to the 
> Convention plugin, it is> now possible to do most of the action mapping 
> using annotations. Also> having 2 plugins to do the same thing is really 
> confusing for users,> so we should deprecate Zero Config (good thing is 
> that it was always> "experimental").> > If you have had a chance to look 
> at the Convention plugin, please vote:> > [+1] Move the Convention plugin 
> to trunk and deprecate Zero Configuration plugin> [-1] Leave it in 
> sandbox. (reasons?)> > > regards> musachy> -- > "Hey you! Would you
> me to carry the stone?" Pink Floyd> 
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