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Rauhl Roy
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May I which softwre i have to download from the apache website If I want to run my struts application. Binary or Source ???

apache site downlods are very confusing pls help me out.

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Ray Stojonic
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Source is source code and can be compiled on your system, this allows a custom build or support for an OS when Apache doesn't provide a binary. The result of compiling is a binary, if a binary for your system already exists, download the binary.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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