Apache Struts1 End-Of-Life Announcement

Apache Struts Project Team has last published on 2013-12-10 that the Struts 1.x web framework has reached its end of life and is no longer officially supported.

Struts 1 was originally created by Craig McClanahan and donated to the Apache Foundation in May 2000. It became the de-facto standard for building web applications in Java for a time, and is still used in many production systems.

Numerous companies adopted Struts 1 as a strategic platform and stayed with it even after JSF was introduced as a standardized Java EE framework for web application development. In the early 2000s, most job offerings in the space of Java-based web technology came with Struts 1 as a must-have skill. Even nowadays many important web sites and web based user interfaces rely on Struts 1 technology. It is furthermore remarkable that many later introduced web frameworks such as Spring MVC or WebWork were crucially inspired by Struts 1.

Struts 1 had its last release – version 1.3.10 – in December 2008. After that they focused on release of struts2 forward, with as many as 23 releases as of now.

However Apache Struts team told, there is no urgent issue posing the immediate need to eliminate Struts 1 usage from user projects. However, users should be aware that security and bug fixes will no longer be provided.
But all struts 1 related resources will be accessible from their site now and in future also.

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