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From "Ted Husted" <>
Subject Re: Struts2+MyEclipse
Date Fri, 25 Jan 2008 12:51:32 GMT
On Jan 24, 2008 11:15 PM, aum strut <> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Please tell me is it possible to develop Struts2 applications using latest
> version of MyEclipse as i came to know that even the latest version of
> eclipse support only Struts 1.3.
>  Any Guidance in this regard is much appriciated.

Yes, in fact I use MyEclipse in my Struts 2 training course!

MyEclipse 6 is a great platform. Everything you need to develop
enterprise-grade applications is in a single download, including a web
container, (Tomcat), DBMS (Derby), Data Access Library (Hibernate),
Dependency Injection System (Spring), and your choice of web
application frameworks, such as Struts 1 and Tapestry. Even the Java
runtime is included in the same download. And, since it's Eclipse, we
can run it all in place, without tweaking any system registries or
such. For my course, I can squeeze a complete, runnable system, with
training materials, onto a 1GB USB drive

MyEclipse may be an all-one-download, but we can still install any
other Eclipse plugins that we might want to use. And, we can also
install other frameworks, like Struts 2.

The simplest approach is to create a web application project in the
usual way. Then, drag and drop the necessary Struts 2 dependencies
into the WEB-INF folder that MyEclipse will create. The needed JARs

 * struts2-core
 * xwork2
 * freemarker
 * ognl
 * commons-logging

The commons-logging JAR is optional, but it helps. The versions will
vary depending on which version of Struts 2 is being used. Just use
whatever is provided in the Struts 2 lib distribution. (But not
everything that is in the distribution!)

The one other step is to configure the web.xml to load the Struts
filter. MyEclipse will create a starter web.xml. Just change it to
look like this:


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<web-app version="2.5"



And that's it! Welcome to Struts 2 and MyEclipse 6!

HTH, Ted.

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