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From Dain Sundstrom <>
Subject Re: javamail problems
Date Thu, 26 Oct 2006 16:06:18 GMT
On Oct 26, 2006, at 2:26 AM, Rick McGuire wrote:

>> I'd like to propose a couple of changes for the next release after  
>> 1.2 which should make JavaMail (and some other lame specs) easier  
>> to use.
>> 1) Add the ability to declare additional dependencies to the  
>> configuration via the config.xml file.  We probably want a way to  
>> exclude a dependency and maybe add to the front of the dependency  
>> list (unless remove re-add works).  This is required to add a new  
>> provider to the existing javamail configuration.  Without this,  
>> you must update every application to point to a new configuration  
>> that contains your provider jar.
>> 2) Add a "className" attribute to  
>> org.apache.geronimo.mail.ProtocolGBean and all subclasses.  If  
>> this is set then, in addOverrides, we add a mail.${protocol}.class= 
>> ${className} to the properties object.  There is no reason to add  
>> this until item 1 is complete, since you can't extend the class  
>> path, and would be very confusing to users.
> The combination of the 2 sounds reasonable.  2) could be useful  
> without 1), if you're hand constructing your own mail  
> configuration, so it might be worth adding now.

In the mean time a user can just add this to select the default  

     <gbean name="mail/MailSession"  
         <attribute name="properties">


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