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Re: [OX Devel] Re: Devel Digest, Vol 12, Issue 6

From: Chris Burdess
Subject: Re: [OX Devel] Re: Devel Digest, Vol 12, Issue 6
Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2005 08:54:27 +0100
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Martin Kauss wrote:
> > So what I understand is this: (Correct me if I'm wrong)
> > 1. Problems with servlets are solvable with free Java tools, and these 
> > are not major showstoppers
> I am not aware of any servlet issues at all, tomcat for example
> should provide all necessary libraries.

GNU provides the servlet API 2.4:

  cvs -d address@hidden:/cvsroot/classpathx co servletapi

If a package is needed I can make one.

> > 3. Main problem is that the free Javamail does not implement some 
> > methods that are needed by OX.
> Correct. 

I haven't heard any issues raised on address@hidden or
submitted as bugs or patches at

GNU JavaMail provides all the API methods provided by the JavaMail API.
If OX depends on com.sun APIs or on undocumented session properties,
this is an issue for OX to resolve. If there is functionality you want
exposing, there should be no problem, but you have to let us know.

> Finally i would like to mention that Sun do a great Job for Javamail
> with the mail protocol support and with the supported mail servers
> and IMHO it will not be easy to get to the same functionality.

GNU JavaMail doesn't explicitly support servers, it implements the
published standards. Sun's implementation supports 3 providers
(IMAP4, POP3, SMTP). GNU JavaMail supports 6 providers (IMAP4rev1, POP3,
SMTP, NNTP, mbox, Maildir) and we had SASL and STARTTLS support long
before Sun. Arguably we provide considerably more functionality.
Chris Burdess

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