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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 13:21:08 +0200 (CEST)

On Jul 09, 2005 09:54 AM, Chris Burdess <address@hidden> wrote:

> 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


first of all i want to state that i do not want to start
a discussion like vi/emacs, linux/windows or something
similar. For us, freedom of choice is importend and if the
classpath project fits the needs - it is just fine.

Only one statement i want to clarify:
I wrote that the Javamail API supports servers - maybe i should
say that it has been tested against several servers 
(like mentioned in the notes,

I will discuss the issue of "undocumented" calls at the beginning of the next
week with our developer team and i will check again the classpath
API because - like i wrote - i tested some month ago and
at this time some methods were not included. I want to be up-to-date.

Please be patient until we have investigated the details.

Best regards,

Martin Kauss

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