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From "Alan D. Cabrera" <>
Subject Re: Reorganizing javamai (revisited)
Date Thu, 08 Jun 2006 17:50:38 GMT
Rick McGuire wrote:
> I brought this up a couple of months ago, and I believe we reached a 
> consensus on what should be done but the work was put off until after 
> 1.1 shipped.  Since then, I have a new factor to introduce into this 
> discussion, so I want to make sure we've got good agreement on what 
> needs to be done.  To refresh, I proposed that the javamail code 
> needed to be reorganized so that the javamail-transport jar (which is 
> currently part of the Geronimo build) is separated from Geronimo and 
> available with the geronimo-javamail-spec jar.  The consensus seemed 
> to lean toward the following approach:
> 1)  keep the javamail spec jar/build the way it is.
> 2)  create a separate repository for the javamail-transport module and 
> continue to build a javamail-transport jar file.
> 3)  as part of the javamail-transport build, also build an uber-jar 
> that combines the spec jar and the transport jar.
> I think this will work ok, but I think a slight modification is 
> required.  Over the last couple of days, I created a javamail 1.4 
> version of the spec jar, with the intent that this version could be 
> made an optional plugin.  However, the javamail 1.3 spec jar is going 
> to need to be kept around, since it's required to pass the tck.  The 
> javamail 1.4 jar can't be used, since it will fail the tck signature 
> tests.  It looks like the best approach here would be to rename the 
> existing javamail spec module to "geronimo-javamail-spec-1.3" and 
> introduce a new "geronimo-javamail-spec-1.4" module to create the 
> other version.
> In lock-step with that, there are some dependencies between the 
> transport jar file and the corresponding spec version.  So the 
> transport repository will also need modules to build the matching 
> provider jar.
> So, given all that, here's what I think should be done:
> 1)  rename the geronimo-spec-javamail module to 
> geronimo-spec-javamail-1.3.  This already builds a 
> geronimo-javamail_1.3.1_spec-${geronimoSpecsJavamailVersion} jar file, 
> which is what we want.
> 2) create a new geronimo-spec-javamail-1.4 module, which will build a 
> geronimo-javamail_1.4_spec-${geronimoSpecsJavamailVersion} jar file.
> 3) create a new javamail-provider repository (note the name 
> change...javamail-transport might have made sense when it only 
> contained smtp, but now that it also has Store providers, it doesn't 
> really fit).  This will have two modules for the 1.3 and 1.4 versions 
> of the providers, and will build  
> geronimo-javamail_1.3.1_provider-${geronimoProviderJavamailVersion} 
> and geronimo-javamail_1.4_provider-${geronimoProviderJavamailVersion} 
> jar files.
> 4)  Additionally, the javamail-provider build will create two 
> uber-jars containing the specs and providers combined:  
> geronimo-javamail_1.3.1_mail-${geronimoProviderJavamailVersion} and 
> geronimo-javamail_1.4_mail-${geronimoProviderJavamailVersion}
> Rick
+1 Sounds good!


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