Matt RaibleMatt Raible is a Java Champion and Developer Advocate at Okta.

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Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

PlugIns and Struts Nightly Build

I had a nice frustrating evening tonight trying to get the nightly build of Struts to work with Tiles, Modules and the Struts Menu. Actually, it wasn't a Struts problem so much as a Struts Menu problem. I was getting a java.lang.AbstractMethodError error when hitting the first action class, and couldn't figure out why. I started by bitching to the struts-dev list, and then filed a bug. Eddie Bush was kind enough to suggest that there was something wrong with my PlugIns. I thought - how could there be - I'm using Tiles and Validator? So I looked at my struts-plugins.xml file and there was the culprit - struts-menu. It turns out that I needed to add the following variable and method to

/** The plugin config object provided by the ActionServlet initializing
 *  this plugin.
protected PlugInConfig currentPlugInConfigObject;

 * Method used by the ActionServlet initializing this plugin.
 * Set the plugin config object read from module config.
 * @param currentPlugInConfigObject
public void setCurrentPlugInConfigObject(PlugInConfig currentPlugInConfigObject) {
    this.currentPlugInConfigObject = currentPlugInConfigObject;

This post was written in hopes of alleviating someone else's troubles with this same problem.

Posted in Java at Dec 28 2002, 02:00:47 AM MST Add a Comment

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