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.
The easiest way is to download the struts-blank.war file, place it in your webapps folder. This will deploy a "shell" struts webapp with only the required .jar files and a simpl, struts enabled, JSP file.