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Error creating bean with name 'tilesConfigurer'

While building a skeleton web app, using Spring and Tiles, I encountered this strange error. I am trying to configure Spring 2.5.6 and Tiles 2.2.1

org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanCreationException: Error creating bean with name 'tilesConfigurer' defined i
n ServletContext resource [/WEB-INF/applicationContext.xml]: Invocation of init method failed; nested exception is
 java.lang.UnsupportedOperationException: Class org.apache.tiles.web.util.ServletContextAdapter not recognized a TilesApplicationContext
        at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.initializeBean(AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.java:1338)
        at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.doCreateBean(AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.java:473)
        at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory$1.run(AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.java:409)
        at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
        at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.createBean(AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.java:380)
        at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractBeanFactory$1.getObject(AbstractBeanFactory.java:264)
        at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.DefaultSingletonBeanRegistry.getSingleton(DefaultSingletonBeanRegistry.java:222)
        at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractBeanFactory.doGetBean(AbstractBeanFactory.java:261)
        at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractBeanFactory.getBean(AbstractBeanFactory.java:185)
        at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractBeanFactory.getBean(AbstractBeanFactory.java:164)
        at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.DefaultListableBeanFactory.preInstantiateSingletons(DefaultListableBeanFactory.java:429)
        at org.springframework.context.support.AbstractApplicationContext.finishBeanFactoryInitialization(AbstractApplicationContext.java:728)
        at org.springframework.context.support.AbstractApplicationContext.refresh(AbstractApplicationContext.java:380)
        at org.springframework.web.servlet.FrameworkServlet.createWebApplicationContext(FrameworkServlet.java:402)
        at org.springframework.web.servlet.FrameworkServlet.initWebApplicationContext(FrameworkServlet.java:316)
        at org.springframework.web.servlet.FrameworkServlet.initWebApplicationContext(FrameworkServlet.java:316)
        at org.springframework.web.servlet.FrameworkServlet.initServletBean(FrameworkServlet.java:282)
        at org.springframework.web.servlet.HttpServletBean.init(HttpServletBean.java:126)
        at javax.servlet.GenericServlet.init(GenericServlet.java:212)
        at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapper.loadServlet(StandardWrapper.java:1172)
        at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapper.load(StandardWrapper.java:992)
        at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.loadOnStartup(StandardContext.java:4058)
        at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.start(StandardContext.java:4371)
        at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.checkResources(HostConfig.java:1116)
        at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.check(HostConfig.java:1214)
        at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.lifecycleEvent(HostConfig.java:293)
        at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleSupport.fireLifecycleEvent(LifecycleSupport.java:117)
        at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.backgroundProcess(ContainerBase.java:1337)
        at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase$ContainerBackgroundProcessor.processChildren(ContainerBase.java:1601)
        at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase$ContainerBackgroundProcessor.processChildren(ContainerBase.java:1610)
        at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase$ContainerBackgroundProcessor.run(ContainerBase.java:1590)
        at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:595)
Caused by: java.lang.UnsupportedOperationException: Class org.apache.tiles.web.util.ServletContextAdapter not recognized a TilesApplicationContext
        at org.apache.tiles.factory.TilesContainerFactory.createContainer(TilesContainerFactory.java:219)
        at org.springframework.web.servlet.view.tiles2.TilesConfigurer.createTilesContainer(TilesConfigurer.java:214)
        at org.springframework.web.servlet.view.tiles2.TilesConfigurer.afterPropertiesSet(TilesConfigurer.java:201)
        at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.invokeInitMethods(AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.java:1369)
        at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.initializeBean(AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.java:1335)
        ... 30 more

Apparently, There is a compatibility bug in Spring 2.5.6. The Tileconfigurer is not really usable if it put Tiles 2.1 or above. So I have to go back to 2.0.7. The only other solution (read hack) is to patch an implementation of SpringTilesConfigurer. Also, (Apparently), Spring somehow decided NOT to fix this into 2.5.6, releasing it only to 3.0. This is driving me (and others) crazy. So do I wait for 3.0? I have been given instructions not to. So I will have to stick with Tiles 2.0.7

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