A distribution can be downloaded from the Apache Struts website.
The full distribution contains:
- related dependencies
- example applications
- a copy of the documentation in HTML format
- the complete source code.
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.