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From "Danny Angus" <da...@apache.org>
Subject RE: JavaMail as the message store
Date Mon, 03 Feb 2003 16:39:04 GMT
> The proposals to do that from Serge and myself are based upon using
> JavaMail.  JavaMail doesn't provide us with a canonical storage format.
> JavaMail provides API and functionality built on top of service providers.
> One type of service provider is a storage provider.  There are storage
> providers for mbox and maildir, for example.  Serge proposes that we also
> take our existing storage implementations (Avalon repository and JDBC
> repository), and adapt those to use the JavaMail service provider 
> interface.
> By using the JavaMail storage interface, we can access any of 
> those formats.
> 
>                         JavaMail
>                            |
>       ---------------------------------------------
>      |        |            |             |         |
>    mbox    maildir    Avalon File    JDBC store    etc.
> 
> In summary, JavaMail facilitates our use of multiple storage formats, adds
> functionality that we need on top of those formats, and allows us to
> leverage more resources effectively.
> 
> Does this make more sense, now?

Yeah, it does, and it answers my concern too.
I'm now +1, on condition all our existing repositories are migrated to javamail.

d.


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