On Jul 09, 2005 09:54 AM, Chris Burdess <dog(a)bluezoo.org> 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 email@example.com:/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.
I haven't heard any issues raised on classpathx-javamail(a)gnu.org 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.
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, http://java.sun.com/products/javamail/NOTES13.txt
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.