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From "Danny Angus" <da...@thought.co.uk>
Subject RE: POP3 in James 2.0a2
Date Sun, 25 Nov 2001 17:34:04 GMT
I agree, James was already using the Avalon format when I came to it, but I think interoperability
could be enhanced if it used, at least optionally, file formats compatible with other s'ware.
d.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Donald [mailto:peter@apache.org]
> Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2001 11:15 AM
> To: James Developers List
> Subject: Re: POP3 in James 2.0a2
> 
> 
> Hi,
> 
> While I am sure the Avalon peeps would love you to fix any issues I was 
> always surprised that James never used one of the more standard mail 
> repository file formats. Theres a whole bunch of formats like 
> MBox, maildir 
> and so forth that are much more suited to mail storage. It may be 
> a good time 
> to transfer to use one of these formats at this time ?
> 
> On Sun, 25 Nov 2001 20:24, Danny Angus wrote:
> > I'm looking at db connection pooling at work just now, and the filename
> > bugs really annoy me, so I'd agree, unless we could contribute back to
> > Avalon. d.
> 
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Serge Knystautas [mailto:postmaster@mailhive.net]
> > > Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2001 6:00 AM
> > > To: James Developers List
> > > Subject: Re: POP3 in James 2.0a2
> > >
> > >
> > > I'd guess this is a result of the Avalon upgrade.  The new file
> > > repositories
> > > in Avalon affix a Reposity[number] suffix, where [number] is 
> based on the
> > > order in your conf file.  So if file://var/mail/inbox in the 6th
> > > repository
> > > in your conf file, the stream files will be named
> > > 4329874928374.Repository6.StreamStore.
> > >
> > > The problem this creates is that if you change a file 
> repository to a db
> > > repository (any non-file repository), Avalon will number the
> > > remaining file
> > > repositories differently.  So for example, 
file://var/mail/inbox might be
> > now the 4th repository, so it won't see
> > 4329874928374.Repository6.StreamStore because its looking for
> > 4329874928374.Repository4.StreamStore.
> >
> > Between the Excalibur code not pooling db connections and these file
> > repository changes, I'm thinking we should just copy that code into the
> > James project and make it stable the way we need it to be.
> > Continue to use
> > the rest of Avalon, but this code that is largely out of our control is
> > slowing releases.

-- 
Cheers,

Pete

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