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From Dain Sundstrom <>
Subject Re: A couple of javamail questions
Date Tue, 07 Mar 2006 17:28:19 GMT
On Mar 7, 2006, at 6:47 AM, Rick McGuire wrote:

> I'm currently working on adding NNTP Store support to the Geronimo  
> javamail code, which is built on top of the code that was  
> integrated last week that added NNTP Transport support.  I've ran  
> into a little gotcha on this.  The Store and Transport providers  
> are defined in the javamail.default.providers file, and all  
> providers must be unique (e.g., smtp, pop3, etc.).  For NNTP, we're  
> going to have both a Store and a Transport, and only one can have  
> the nntp name.  The Sun impl doesn't have nntp, so there's no  
> guidance from that corner.
> GNU classpath has an NNTP implementation, and that version uses  
> "nntp" for the Store, and "nntp-post" for the Transport.  The  
> Geronimo code is currently using "nntp" for the Transport, but it's  
> easy enough to change that as I doubt this code is widely used  
> after less than one week.  Should we copy what GNU did or use  
> something else (perhaps "nntp" and "news")?

I think we should follow the convention of GNU classpath

> Also, the vendor information in the javamaildefault.providers file  
> includes version numbers.  Should we be incrementing at least the  
> smtp version number since this has changed considerably since the  
> last Geronimo release, or should we change these to line up with  
> Geronimo release versions.  Thus new providers would not be 1.0  
> even though they are new in this release.

Can we make the vendor version number match the module version number  
in Maven?


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