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From "Amichai Rothman (JIRA)" <server-...@james.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (JAMES-902) Upgrade to JavaMail 1.4.2
Date Sun, 10 May 2009 10:59:45 GMT

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Amichai Rothman commented on JAMES-902:
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Speaking for myself, I can't exactly say that I'm interested in more releases and features
from a codebase with no active developers, targeted at Java 1.4 (won't even compile on 6),
with chunks of the project's wiki (task-related pages) last updated 4 years ago, based on
some framework projects that have been discontinued years ago... at least that's the impression
the project is making in the past couple of years - that it is a dying one.

But, I wouldn't want to abandon it either. As a user, the alternatives are either the above,
or a trunk 3.0 version whose status, progress and future is not quite clear either. Perhaps
it's time for a proper alternative? Perhaps an alpha/beta of 3, with a fresh feeling of liveliness?
Something to show a clear sign of activity and progress? cleaning up the wiki from ancient
roadmaps and plans which have been abandoned long ago? I think that feeling of freshness would
make it much easier to contribute than the current uninviting feeling of gloom... I contribute
to several projects in my spare time, and this one somehow always gets pushed to the bottom
of the list because of that feeling of 'who knows if it's not already dead? Are there more
than a dozen users still using it? haven't seen any movement there in too long... why bother?'

...is it just me?


> Upgrade to JavaMail 1.4.2
> -------------------------
>
>                 Key: JAMES-902
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JAMES-902
>             Project: JAMES Server
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 2.3.1
>            Reporter: Amichai Rothman
>


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