james-server-dev mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Danny Angus <Danny_An...@slc.co.uk>
Subject RE: Sieve Proposal (Request For Comments)
Date Fri, 12 Dec 2003 09:08:35 GMT

> LinearProcessor is the familar matcher/mailet flow.  Another processor
> could implement a newer configuration scheme; an approach I seem to
> you favored.  Some other processor type could conceivable provide
> distributed container support.  Steve's SieveProcessor implements the
> language, with its own operations.

Quite right, I agree with all of that, what my question is is why do we
continue to support "processor" as disting from "Mailet" when essentially
the both have identical lifecycle and service method sigs.

I mean, why not make the spoolmanager require mailets as its components,
and have Processor mailets to manage further workflow tasks.

Then a sieve or forking or distributed proessor could be used wherever a
Mailet _or_ a Processor is currently specified, rather than have to choose
between one role or the other at design time?

I'm not trying to stir up trouble for it's own sake! I'm genuinely

Perhaps the compromise might be to write polymorphic components which could
fill either role, leaving developers free to tie their component to one
role if they chose to?


The information in this e-mail is confidential and for use by the addressee(s) only. If you
are not the intended recipient (or responsible for delivery of the message to the intended
recipient) please notify us immediately on 0141 306 2050 and delete the message from your
computer. You may not copy or forward it or use or disclose its contents to any other person.
As Internet communications are capable of data corruption Student Loans Company Limited does
not accept any  responsibility for changes made to this message after it was sent. For this
reason it may be inappropriate to rely on advice or opinions contained in an e-mail without
obtaining written confirmation of it. Neither Student Loans Company Limited or the sender
accepts any liability or responsibility for viruses as it is your responsibility to scan attachments
(if any). Opinions and views expressed in this e-mail are those of the sender and may not
reflect the opinions and views of The Student Loans Company Limited.

This footnote also confirms that this email message has been swept for the presence of computer


To unsubscribe, e-mail: server-dev-unsubscribe@james.apache.org
For additional commands, e-mail: server-dev-help@james.apache.org

View raw message