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From "bruceaphillips@gmail.com"<bruceaphill...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Which Struts Version To Use?
Date Mon, 18 Sep 2017 19:29:40 GMT
Thank you for the reply.

I still don't understand why there are two active branches, especially since JDK7 was EOL
some time ago.

If the 2.3.X line is going to be ended soon and the 2.5.X line is the future then I'd like
to get our Struts apps on 2.5.X

But if 2.3.X is going to be maintained for the next 1-2 years then I'd feel comfortable updating
to 2.3.X

Another consideration is that all our newer web apps use Spring MVC and do not use Struts
2.  We only have some legacy web apps that still use Struts 2.  If the time commitment in
converting from Struts 2.3.X to 2.5.X is high then we might as well just convert those apps
to Spring MVC.

It would be great if the Struts 2 PMC would publicly state what the future plan is for Struts
2 or if there is already a published plan please let know.

Bruce

On 2017-09-18 10:15, "Jason D. Burkert" <jason.burkert@craytek.com> wrote: 
> On 2017-09-18 11:05 AM, Phillips, Bruce A wrote:
> > We still have a couple of web apps that are using Struts version 2.3.32
> >
> > We want to update those web apps to the latest version of Struts but I’m not
sure what version to update to.
> >
> > I see a 2.5.13 and a 2.3.34 – both tags seem to be recently created.
> >
> > Should I update to 2.5.13 or should I stay on the 2.3.X line?
> >
> > Why are there different production tags (2.5.X and 2.3.X) ?
> >
> > Thank You,
> >
> > Bruce Phillips
> >
> 
> Hello Bruce,
> 
> If you have existing web apps using 2.3.32 it would be easiest to update 
> to 2.3.34 for the latest security updates.
> 
> In the future, to use the 2.5.x series, you'll need to perform some 
> migration steps.  Review the Version Notes for 2.5 to get started, 
> especially "Internal Changes" and "Package names have changed".
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/WW/Version+Notes+2.5
> 
> As to why there are both 2.3.x series and 2.5.x series releases, my 
> understanding is that one significant reason is "Struts2 is now build 
> with JDK7" as of the first 2.5 release.
> 
> -Jason
> 
> 

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