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From "Colin Doyle" <colin.do...@vordel.com>
Subject Struts-Faces Version Compatible with Struts 1.1 and MyFaces
Date Wed, 06 Sep 2006 11:22:42 GMT
Hi,
 
I've been trying without success over the last few days to get an
application written using Struts 1.1 to use JSF by using
myfaces-all.jar. I haven't been able to find an up-to-date released
version of struts-faces, and was wondering whether this has been parked
in favour of Shale?
 
The following link which is referred to from Craig McClanahan's blog,
and some other struts-faces resources on the Web, is not active:
http://cvs.apache.org/builds/jakarta-struts/nightly/struts-faces/
 
This is a known problem, as per
http://issues.apache.org/struts/browse/STR-2926. Also, all of the issues
related to faces raised for Struts 1 are unresolved, as per
http://issues.apache.org/struts/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?reset=true&&p
id=10121&resolution=-1&component=21237&sorter/field=priority&sorter/orde
r=DESC. 
Thus, I am wondering whether struts-faces is being actively maintained,
and if so, which version of Struts and JSF it should be used with?
 
The most recent version of the released struts faces I could find is
struts-faces-0.4.zip, from
http://archive.apache.org/dist/struts/struts-faces/, but dates
07-Jun-2003. 
I tried to use a nightly build of struts-faces from last week
(struts-faces-1.3.6-SNAPSHOT-20060901.jar) that I found in
http://people.apache.org/builds/struts/nightlies/1.3.x/, together with
myfaces-all.jar "Implementation-Version: 1.1.1" in the struts-blank.war
example from Struts 1.1. I doubted it would work together with Struts
1.1, but as Struts 1.3 is not yet fully released, I thought I'd give it
a try.
Before migrating my application from Struts 1.1 to 1.3, I would like to
know roughly how close Release 1.3.X would be? It is marked as pending
at http://struts.apache.org/1.x/roadmap.html. 
 
Also, would anyone know whether there is a version of struts-faces for
Struts 1.1 that would work with a recent version of myfaces-all.jar or
previous released version of myfaces-all.jar?
Would anyone know whether there exists a version of struts-faces for a
released version of Struts 1.2 that I could try?
 
I would very much like to use JSF in this application, but have been
hindered by incompatible JARs, and difficulty in finding where the
released struts-faces JAR files are available, and which version of
Struts and JSF they should be used with.
 
Any help would be much appreciated.
 
To summarize, questions are:
1/ Is struts-faces still being maintained, and if so, for which
version(s) of Struts and MyFaces or other JSF implementation?
2/ How close is a release of Struts 1.3.X and will it include an
up-to-date struts-faces.jar?
3/ Is there a version of struts-faces for Struts 1.1 that would work
with a recent version of myfaces-all.jar or previous released version of
myfaces-all.jar?
4/ Does there exist a version of struts-faces for a released version of
Struts 1.2 that I could try?
 
Many thanks in advance,
 
Colin.
 
Colin Doyle
Senior Software Engineer
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