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From Frans Thamura <>
Subject Re: [RT] Struts 3?
Date Sat, 27 Aug 2011 12:04:23 GMT
>From me

Total rest developer
 On Aug 27, 2011 6:10 PM, "Christian Grobmeier" <> wrote:
> Hello guys,
> are there already plans for a Struts 3?
> I have several features I would love to see. The good user I am, I
> share it with you :-)
> * JSR-330
> Currently Struts uses Spring as DI provider. But there is now a
> standard. Should't it be used? Reference implementation is available
> with Google Juice. Spring could be optional only. My guess is that
> many features of Spring are unused for a normal webapp and using plain
> Java is always nice, if it is not java.util.logging (kidding)
> * Annotation-driven Actionmapping
> There was / is a Plugin doing that, but it was deprecated recently.
> Why not break up Struts and check if Annotations aren't possible from
> the core? XML is out - Annotations are in. These Annotations was one
> of the "coolest" features when somebody has explained me why the Play
> Framework is so cool
> * Log4j 2.0
> Currently there is some effort with Log4j 2.0. It is far from
> proudction ready at the moment, but Struts 3 could take a while.
> Besides, version used by struts is 1.2.9. But the current is 1.2.16.
> Time for an upgrade in current development?
> * Complete assimilation of WebWork
> As a user I always had some trouble with WebWork separated from
> Struts. I remember the discussion when WebWork was merged - it was all
> about easy migration for WebWork users and such. Now, with changing
> the Actionmapping to Annotations and use of JSR-330 it might be a good
> time to merge WebWork fully into Struts and change the package names.
> I am not sure if I am aware on all complications, but my users heart
> desires easy to understand modules :-)
> * OGNL 4.0
> OGNL is a Commons project now. It may take a while until the next
> release, probably it is ready for a Struts 3, maybe even earlier.
> Latest with Struts 3, OGNL 4.0 should be there.
> So, I am not sure if there is enough interest or enough manpower to do
> the changes. Maybe there are some other roadmaps around. I couldn't
> find them. In any case, I am interested in your thoughts of the future
> Struts development, be it S2 or S3.
> Cheers
> Christian
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