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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: mime4j 0.6 preview packages
Date Mon, 09 Feb 2009 18:53:20 GMT
Robert Burrell Donkin wrote:
> (i hope to do a proper review of the releases tomorrow)
> 
> On Sun, Feb 8, 2009 at 3:25 PM, Markus Wiederkehr
> <markus.wiederkehr@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Feb 8, 2009 at 2:35 PM, Oleg Kalnichevski <olegk@apache.org> wrote:
>>> Folks
>>>
>>> Please do take a few minutes to review the release notes, packages and
>>> the updated web site for the upcoming 0.6 release.
>>>
>>> Release notes:
>>> http://people.apache.org/~olegk/mime4j-0.6-preview/RELEASE_NOTES.txt
>> I wonder if we should include any or all of the older notes from 0.4 and 0.5:
>>
>>  * Mime4j API is still considered unstable and is likely to change in
>> future releases
>>  * DOM support has known limitations and some roundtrip issues remain
>> to be resolved
>>  * Some low level functions are available only in the pull parser
>> (recommended for
>>   advanced users)
>>
>> I would opt for numbers 1 and 3;
> 
> +1
> 
>> number 2 should have been resolved
>> sufficiently in the course of MIME4J-34..
> 
> probably worth saying something about 2, maybe
> 
> "The DOM API has been now been comprehensively refactored and the
> known limitations addressed. Please report any remaining issues to
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MIME4J."
> 
> we should probably add something about the known limitations of some
> of the field parsing code, maybe something like
> 
> "0.6 contains a mixture of approaches to the parsing of advanced MIME
> field types. Limitations are known with these approaches with some
> relatively uncommon use cases. A consistent and comprehensive rewrite
> is planned for 0.7 which should consolidate and address these."
> 
> - robert


Markus, Robert

Sounds very reasonable. There is no need for a complex protocol. Just go 
ahead and apply changes that you deem necessary.

Oleg

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