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

From: Martin Kauss
Subject: Re: [OX Devel] Re: Devel Digest, Vol 12, Issue 6
Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2005 08:32:14 +0200 (CEST)

On Jul 09, 2005 05:15 AM, Soumyadip Modak <address@hidden> wrote:

> Martin Kauss <address@hidden> wrote
> >  Hi,
> >
> >  the configure just checks the system dependencies to build the
> >  system. The needed libraries are not checked until the compile
> >  process, JFYI.
> >
> >  The questions was asked some month ago for a Debian package as well.
> >  I tried to build Open-Xchange some time ago with GNU Classpath, but
> >  specially for mail, necessary methods and functions are just missing.
> 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.

> 2. Base64 and Parserdelegator problems need some work

Specially the ParserDelegator class should be part of a
JDK since Java 1.2 as far as i can remember, see

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


> Is it possible for the OX developers to work with the Classpath 
> developers to resolve these problems ? As far as I can understand there 
> is no major bottleneck other than some missing functionality, and I'm 
> sure that the Classpath people would love to have people collaborating 
> with them. :)

Not sure what you mean with "to work ... to resolve these problems",
but in general the answer is yes. 

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.

> >  We are just providing a collaboration framework and that is our
> >  focus. This means, if the functionality is covered by any other
> >  package than Sun's Javamail package one can build OX with this
> >  packages.
>  >
> >  Currently - AFAIK - this is not possible.
> >
> >  The other question is what you mean with "extensive free Java tools"
> >  ... for some ppl. also packages offered by Sun/IBM/Bea are "free" ...
> I generally refer to the Debian Free Software Guidelines for my 
> definition of Free software :) 
> Thanks a lot
> -- 
> Soumyadip Modak
> address@hidden
> address@hidden


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