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From Joachim Draeger <jdrae...@gmx.de>
Subject Re: [jira] Created: (JAMES-723) Create a James Server Spring Distribution
Date Wed, 06 Dec 2006 16:18:21 GMT
Am Mittwoch, den 06.12.2006, 16:25 +0100 schrieb Bernd Fondermann:

> very good idea! :-)

Well, it was actually yours and Serge's but I wanted to drive it forward
a bit.

> if you are thinking of "general availability" this would mean we would
> actually release a james-server-spring distribution, which had to be
> tested and voted in advance.

I don't know if/when we can effort a fully tested labeled-as-stable
spring release.

Although it is not too difficult to wire the needed class path and run
from IDE it would just be nice to have a unique platform for repeatable
smoke tests.

I find the whole James-running-with-Spring thing really exciting. 

There are many things like processor/mailet configuration, or
handlerchain etc, that could be done so nicely with spring.
Maybe we could even try to run spring inside phoenix for this tasks. :-)

Having a Spring build would enable us to push the POJOification of James
forward. Goal: Make the ServiceManagerBridge superfluous!
Moving James to Spring means making James more container agnostic. This
would make it easier to run James in container foo.

The Spring build is also a big step to running James with OSGi... 
No limits! :-)

> Anyone done some testing with James/Spring?

Running it directly from IDE in debugger is fun. :-)

> We also could include it in the Daily Builds only.

That would be a good first step. 

> I am planning to get the ant build file done before end of year.

It would be a good chance to start a separate build-spring.xml.

Joachim



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