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From John Bush <>
Subject Re: struts2-portlet-plugin dependency issue
Date Sat, 24 Nov 2018 10:10:13 GMT
The missing package org.springframework.mock.web.portlet was in spring-test. If you use the
appropriate spring-test 5 then struts2-junit-plugin will fail with class not found. If you
test using spring-test 4 then struts2-junit-plugin will run but all the tests for anything
using Spring 5 would be at risk or at least questionable. As Spring moves on 5+ the risk goes
up and the unit testing confidence goes down. For now I'll have to stick with Spring 4 until
I find a longer term solution.
Thanks for the suggestion - John B

On 11/23/2018 6:27 AM, Yasser Zamani wrote:
> Hi John,
> I think it's possible to keep spring updated to 5 and in same time, to
> have needed old dependencies in scope `test` to save unit tests, e.g:
>          <!-- Mocks for unit testing (by Spring) -->
>          <dependency>
>              <groupId>org.springframework</groupId>
>              <artifactId>spring-test</artifactId>
>              <scope>test</scope>
>          </dependency>
>          <dependency>
>              <groupId>org.springframework</groupId>
>              <artifactId>spring-webmvc-portlet</artifactId>
>              <scope>test</scope>
>          </dependency>
> Regards.
> On 11/22/2018 8:45 PM, John Bush wrote:
>> I'm by no means a struts inner-workings expert so the following
>> statements may totally be wrong. I'm not sure a portlet guru is needed
>> since the problem isn't in struts2-portlet-plugin. It still provides the
>> portlet request/response life-cycle emulation for the application
>> appropriately with no reliance on Spring Portlet MVC. That said I am
>> also not a mocking guru either. I'm not sure how involved it would be to
>> recreate the mocked classes required that
>> org.springframework.mock.web.portlet provided.
>> What's the process to create a bug? I'd like the problem documented if
>> it's supported, there might be others using it. If I have to solve it
>> I'll do my best to do it in a way it can be contributed back.
>> Just to make you aware there is a new portlet spec pretty much final -
>> JSR 362: Portlet Specification 3.0. You might need a caveat added to
>> struts2-portlet-plugin stating the specs supported.
>> Thanks - John B
>> On 11/15/2018 1:16 AM, Lukasz Lenart wrote:
>>> śr., 14 lis 2018 o 08:48 John Bush<>  napisał(a):
>>>> WW-3826 solved a problem running JUnit tests on portlet actions via
>>>> struts2-portlet-plugin and struts2-junit-plugin. The solution used
>>>> Spring's org.springframework.mock.web.portlet package in the spring-test
>>>> framework. Spring Portlet MVC is no longer supported (SPR-14129) and the
>>>> package has been removed starting with Spring 5. I'm not able to upgrade
>>>> to Spring 5 without loosing my unit testing since having both versions
>>>> of spring-test in my classpath creates many other issues. Any short term
>>>> suggestion would be appreciated.
>>>> Thanks John B
>>> I think no one can help you, we really miss a portlet guru on this
>>> list :( I was trying few time to upgrade tests and some portlet
>>> dependencies and I failed :\
>>> Kind regards
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