struts2 Getting started with struts2 Download


A distribution can be downloaded from the Apache Struts website. The full distribution contains:

  • the struts2-core.jar file
  • related dependencies
  • example applications
  • a copy of the documentation in HTML format
  • the complete source code.

Blank Application

The blank web application in the distribution's apps directory is meant as a template.

There is even a simple batch file in the source code directory that we can use to recompile the application in place.

We can make a copy of the blank.war, deploy it to our container, and use the exploded copy as the basis for our application.