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From Scott Carr <sc...@progbits.com>
Subject Re: IMAP status
Date Tue, 25 Oct 2005 20:21:45 GMT
Steve Brewin wrote:
> Steve Brewin wrote:
>>> Might we move this discussion to server-dev@?  :-)
>> Good idea!
>> Sent this to server-dev. Will comment there.
>> Can we agree on org.apache.james.xxx interfaces that capture the behaviour
>> we need a repository to provide? Jason's existing work has surfaced most of
>> the requirements.
>> We can then write adapters for specific implementations such as Javamail or
>> whatever else we agree upon, even change our minds about the implementation
>> in the future without breaking everyones good work. In the meantime, the
>> blocked IMAP development could proceed, writing to these interfaces and
>> using mock implementations.
>> This would allow us to move forward. Of course, we would yet again hit a
>> block if IMAP were done before a repository implementation.
>> -- Steve
This would be a great idea.  Putting the Repository implementation in an 
interface design means we could also create MBox/MailDir/and Database 
backends more efficiently.

Scott Carr
Documentation Co-Lead

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