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From "Bernd Fondermann" <bernd.fonderm...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: James Server 2.3.0 JVM vendor/version compatibility
Date Tue, 19 Dec 2006 14:35:24 GMT
Fully agreed.

On 12/19/06, Stefano Bagnara <apache@bago.org> wrote:
> Bernd Fondermann wrote:
> > On 12/19/06, Stefano Bagnara <apache@bago.org> wrote:
> >> Joachim Draeger wrote:
> >> > We should be careful with sun specific solutions until we clearly
> >> > declare sun jvm as requirement.
> >
> > I would not declare that. Our mission is to provide a pure-Java mail
> > server. For me, this implies to have the goal of make it running
> > anywhere -- even if currently, it is not.
>
> I agree on the "pure" write once run everywhere, but maybe it will
> happen that we know it doesn't work everywhere (right now).
>
> What I propose in practice is to define a set of platform to be checked
> in order to approve a release.
>
> As an example I consider compatibility with Java 6 an higher priority
> than compatibility with JRockit or IBM jvm or gnu gcj+classpath.
>
> I remember I tried James 2.3.0 also with gnu-gcj+classpath and it didn't
> work. IIRC we use (javamail 1.4 does) a Socket constructor that is not
> implemented by classpath.
>
> I think it is better to declare a jvm compatibility limitation than
> avoid releasing at all.
>
> As an example:
> - I think that for next-major compatibility with java 6 should be
> considered (if not too difficult, required).
> - I instead think that for 2.3.1 this issue could be ignored.
>
> >> I know James Server 2.3.0 works on Sun Java 1.4 and 5. This is valid for
> >> SSL and SMIME stuff too, not sure about the JMX stuff (maybe Bernd can
> >> make a summary of his knowledge aboud this).
> >
> > Same with JMX.
> >
> >  Bernd
>
> Thank you,
> Stefano
>
>
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