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From "Guillaume Nodet" <>
Subject Re: Javamail OSGi definitions
Date Wed, 30 Jul 2008 16:57:05 GMT
I haven't actually tried to send a mail from OSGi yet, but I can try
that quite easily (and I will need to try it anyway).
I'll try to do that this week and see if I can come up with some
problems / requirements.

On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 5:14 PM, Rick McGuire <> wrote:
> I was looking at the OSGi information that's used for the javamail jars, and
> it appears to be currently incomplete, and possibly even incorrect, if I'm
> interpreting the information correct.
> Javamail is split between a spec component, which is in the Geronimo specs
> tree, and a provider component that has its own source tree and build.  The
> specs component builds a specs jar.  The javamail component builds a
> provider jar (which has a dependency on the specs jar) and a mail uber-jar
> that merges the spec and provider jars into a single jar file.
> Currently, only the javamail specs is building with OSGi information in the
> manifest.  Here is the manifest from the jar file:
> Manifest-Version: 1.0
> Built-By: Rick McGuire
> Created-By: Apache Maven Bundle Plugin
> Bundle-License:
> Import-Package: javax.activation,javax.mail;version="1.4",javax.mail.e
> vent;version="1.4",javax.mail.internet;version="1.4",javax.mail.searc
> h;version="1.4",javax.mail.util;version="1.4"
> Bnd-LastModified: 1214586504570
> Export-Package:;uses:="javax.mail";version="1.4",jav
> ax.mail.util;uses:="javax.mail.internet,javax.activation";version="1.
> 4",javax.mail.event;uses:="javax.mail";version="1.4",javax.mail.inter
> net;uses:="javax.activation,javax.mail,org.apache.geronimo.mail.util"
> ;version="1.4",javax.mail;uses:=",javax.mail.event,j
> avax.activation";version="1.4"
> Bundle-Version: 1.4.0.SNAPSHOT
> Bundle-Name: geronimo-javamail_1.4_spec
> Bundle-Description: Javamail 1.4 Specification
> Build-Jdk: 1.5.0_11
> Private-Package: org.apache.geronimo.mail.handlers;version="1.4-SNAPSH
> OT",org.apache.geronimo.mail.util;version="1.4-SNAPSHOT"
> Bundle-DocURL:
> Bundle-ManifestVersion: 2
> Bundle-Vendor: The Apache Software Foundation
> Bundle-SymbolicName: org.apache.geronimo.specs.geronimo-javamail_1.4_s
> pec
> Implementation-Title: Apache Geronimo
> Tool: Bnd-0.0.227
> Implementation-Version: 1.4-SNAPSHOT
> The classes in org.apache.geronimo.mail.handlers and
> org.apache.geronimo.mail.util are defined as Private-Package.  I'm not sure
> this is correct, since the Providers jar file uses those classes.  The
> merged uber-jar can probably make these private, but I think the provider
> requirement would not allow this.  Am I correct here?
> Neither the javamail provider jar or mail uber-jar have any OSGi bundle
> information.  I suspect it needs to be added, since any application that
> wishes to use javamail for more than just the javax.mail.* classes (e.g., to
> send mail) would need to pull in either the provider bundle or the mail uber
> jar bundle.
> I'd like to take a stab at fixing this, but I'm not really what the
> requirements are for the OSGi enablement.  Do we have a documented set of
> instructions anywhere?
> Rick

Guillaume Nodet

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