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From "Jeremy Boynes" <>
Subject RE: Status: JavaMail API implementation now at Alpha quality
Date Sat, 13 Sep 2003 03:04:29 GMT
-1 for this patch because
a) there is a dependency on geronimo-common that is inappropriate
   for a standalone spec module
b) a change was made to the impl of URLName.equals() that makes it
   behave differently to the RI and which I explicitly asked Alex
   not to make

These may seem minor but they are symptomatic of a coding approach that
may lead to other deviations and I think the entire patch should be
reviewed in detail. If someone steps up to do that then it may be
appropriate to commit this to a separate branch until done.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alex Blewitt [] 
> Sent: Friday, September 12, 2003 5:46 AM
> To:
> Subject: Status: JavaMail API implementation now at Alpha quality
> I have submitted a patch [*] covering the majority of work 
> that I have 
> done on implementing the JavaMail API. Importantly, this allows 
> developers to now instantiate the MimeMessage class, and for simple 
> (text formats) messages, the MimeMessage should be usable by those 
> implementing transports/stores.
> There are some unimplemented features; it cannot yet handle multipart 
> messages, and there are issues with non-ASCII encodings at present. 
> Hopefully these issues will be ironed out with test cases that break 
> the API and thus can be fixed. I would otherwise personally 
> raise a bug 
> to record each of these cases, but I am not sure this is within the 
> standard use of the bug tracking tool by the geronimo team.
> I am off on holiday for a couple of weeks, and access is likely to be 
> sporadic; I won't be doing any coding in any case. I hope 
> that this set 
> of code gives other developers the necessary base framework 
> to continue 
> implementing JavaMail providers.
> Regards,
> Alex.
> [*]

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