This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
To start with and configure all the resource that Struts used, just unzipped the "struts-blank-1.3.9.war" file that's comes with Struts 1.3.9 full distro (This file actually resided in struts-1.3.9-apps dir OR you can download it separately from Struts site). Deploy and run, once it successfully run , you can can play around with by adding some action class, adding JSP files and modifying struts-config.xml..