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Status Delivered
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 19, 2024

Support of Servlet API 3.1 on WebSphere 8.5.5

SSA has a large traditional WAS footprint (on Z and distributed systems)  and an upgrade is going to take a large effort .The ask is for a fixpack to support Struts 6 with support for Servlet 3.1 .There may be other customers also that may be impacted by this .

 

Struts 6 requires Servlet API 3.1.  Reference: https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/WW/Struts+2.5+to+6.0.0+migration

WebSphere 8.5.5 does not support Servlet API 3.1. 

Reference: https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/was-nd/8.5.5?topic=overview-specifications-api-documentation (search for the word "Servlet").
 

 

Idea priority Urgent
  • Guest
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    Mar 20, 2024

    Mission critical, would be a great item for our clients.

  • Guest
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    Mar 20, 2024

    WebSphere Application Server 9.0.5 includes support for the full Java EE 7 programming model, including Servlet 3.1. It would not be possible to provide Servlet 3.1 in 8.5.5 without forcing an application and configuration migration or without breaking backward compatibility. As a result customers wanting Servlet 3.1 should be planning a migration of those applications to WebSphere traditional 9.0.5 or Liberty both of which provide the Servlet 3.1 programming model. Documentation about Servlet 3.1 in WebSphere traditional 9.0.5 is here. If you would like to discuss this decision further, please contact Graham Charters <charters@uk.ibm.com>.

  • Guest
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    Mar 19, 2024

    Very important to the client's mission critical applications

  • Guest
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    Mar 19, 2024

    great idea - important to our client!

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WAS 8.5.5 support for Servlet API 3.1

Merged
Our application developers are mandated to upgrade from Apache Struts 2.5.x to 6.3 due to end-of-support for 2.5 in April 2024. Struts 6.3 requires Servlet API 3.1 or later. WAS 8.5.5 only supports Servlet API 3.0. A very large number of the affec...
4 months ago in WebSphere traditional 1 Delivered