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From Yasser Zamani <>
Subject Re: struts2-portlet-plugin dependency issue
Date Fri, 23 Nov 2018 12:27:36 GMT
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) -->


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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