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Re: [Classpathx-discuss] Activation implementation

From: Michael Gratton
Subject: Re: [Classpathx-discuss] Activation implementation
Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2001 09:54:17 +1030
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Nic Ferrier wrote:

Many people use alternative APIs because of the difficulty of the
Sun version (and also, historically, performance was terrible).

Out of curiosity, what alternatives are out there? I've looked around on 
occasion, but because Javamail is there and it does work, it seems to enjoy 
something of a monopoly.

One of the reasons I want a really good GNU alternative is so that I
can force the Sun Javamail team to take notice of some ideas about how
to get it changed. Maybe get a JSR setup for a major enhancement.

This is the second biggest benefit people can derive from ClasspathX, IMO. It 
seems like to be an effective part of the JCP you need to have a lot of clout. 
If the FSF has some good implementations of the more important APIs, then it 
gains some of that clout and hence free software developers and users start to 
get a voice in Java's direction.

Good stuff.

Mike Gratton <address@hidden>
  Leader in leachate production and transmission since 1976.

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