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From "Serge Knystautas" <sknystau...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: compile 2.3.1
Date Fri, 02 May 2008 15:33:29 GMT
On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 9:52 PM, Noel J. Bergman <noel@devtech.com> wrote:
> Stefano Bagnara wrote:
>  > Noel J. Bergman ha scritto:
> > > Probably, with the newest versions of Java.  Mordred is deprecated, and
>  > > since I don't see any reason to update mordred, it will be removed as
>  soon
>  > > as I can start work on the new stable branch.
> > I created JIRA-605 (http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JAMES-605) to
>  > remove mordred and you replied that you was ok with deprecating it but
>  > not removing. It is 1.5 years ago
>  As I recall, Serge and I were the ones who did the work to get DBCP into
>  JAMES in the first place, and after some years of running DBCP, processing
>  over 1 million connections per day, I am satisfied that we don't need
>  mordred as a backup plan anymore, so it is not worth maintaining.
>  Remember: if we cannot provide a stable, reliable, production quality mail
>  server, every feature, bell and whistle is worthless.

This is a good example of Robert's points on modularity.  If mordred
was a separate project built separately, we could keep it as a binary
dependency, no?

Serge Knystautas
Lokitech >> software . strategy . design >> http://www.lokitech.com
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