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From Musachy Barroso <>
Subject Re: New Struts 2 Documentation Wiki - Next Step Improving Tutorials
Date Wed, 30 Dec 2009 04:48:31 GMT
that sounds good to me. the archetypes are being voted  for release.

thanks for the help Bruce

On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 5:29 PM, phillips1021 <> wrote:
> Musachy (and anyone else interested):
> I've added several pages to the new Struts 2 documentation wiki:
>  I've copied
> over many of the pages from the current wiki:
> and tried to update them.
> But now I'm not sure where to go next on this project and could use some
> guidance/feedback.
> The next area I'd like to work on for the new documentation is to improve
> the Tutorials section of the documentation.  I think the Ready, Set, Go
> tutorial could use some work.  I'd like to improve the Ready, Set, Go
> tutorials by writing up instructions for how to create a Struts 2 web
> application using Maven and how to create a Struts 2 web application by
> manually managing the artifacts Struts 2 requires and using Ant for
> building/deploying the web application.
> Instead of just referring the user to the Maven Struts 2 blank archetype
> (which isn't available for last time I checked) I'd like to create a
> tutorial for how to setup a Struts 2 web application that uses Maven to
> manage artifact dependencies (what to put in the pom.xml, where to put
> struts.xml, how to include/configure Jetty to run the Struts 2 web
> application).  As part of the tutorial I'd like to have a zipped Maven
> project with these minimal configurations that the reader could download,
> unzip, and import into their own Maven-aware IDE.  I'm not sure where to
> host this zipped Maven project (I'm willing to put it on my own server).
> For the Struts 2 web application built using Ant, I'd would give the user
> detailed instructions about which jars must be on the web application's
> class path (WEB-INF/lib) so the user clearly know which jar files to copy
> from the download.  Again, I would have a complete minimal starter
> application that the user could download and build using Ant and deploy to a
> Servlet container like Tomcat or Jetty.
> These two starter examples (Maven and Ant) could then be expanded upon in
> the other tutorials such as HelloWorld, Using Tags, Coding Actions, etc.
> For each separate tutorial I would provide a finished Maven and Ant version
> the reader could download to run/review on his/her own computer.
> As part of improving these tutorials I could ensure the many suggestions in
> the comments on some of the tutorials are incorporated into the new
> versions.
> I realize I'm setting myself up for some work, so before I start this, I'd
> like to get your opinion if this work is a good idea and would be useful for
> new Struts 2 users or if the current tutorials are good enough to just copy
> over to the new documentation wiki.  If you agree that redoing the tutorials
> with Maven and Ant examples that users can download would be a good idea,
> then where do you recommend we host the tutorials?  I'm happy to put them on
> one of my servers if that is appropriate.
> Thanks for the guidance.
> Bruce Phillips
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