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From Henri Yandell <>
Subject RE: Geronimo standard Sun-API jars
Date Fri, 08 Aug 2003 14:28:19 GMT

On Fri, 8 Aug 2003, Danny Angus wrote:

> Henri wrote:
> > The first thing I'm looking for from Geronimo is not a working J2EE
> > server, but a redistributable version of:
> >
> > javamail.jar
> I belive that it has been determined that JavaMail is redistributable when
> packaged with it's licence, and whatever else.
> It is not a simple matter, for JavaMail, of typing interfaces in from the
> javadocs.
> Unfortunately the inheritance root of most of JavaMail are abstract classes,
> not interfaces, and in addition to this there are some key classes which are
> concrete, such as MimeMessage.
> ....
> I believe that the Mailet API is, for mail, much more closely aligned with
> the principles of J2EE than javaMail is, which probably really belongs in
> J2SE.

I'm currently working on a belief that J2EE implies usage of standard Sun
specs. ie) it says use JavaMail rather than have a mail option. Will read
through the J2EE spec more to be able to put a better input in.


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