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From Eric Charles <e...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Merge MPT and mailbox-integration-testing repos in Postage
Date Mon, 11 Mar 2013 08:17:58 GMT
Hi Ioan,

mailbox-integration-test is now part of mpt.

We need a up-to-date postage to help tackle down server issues (eg. 
mails stuck in queue...), so I will continue to work on POSTAGE-23.

In the (near) future, postage being removed as a James sub-projects and 
integrated as a stress-module in server makes sense to me.


Thx, Eric

On 07/03/2013 09:55, Ioan Eugen Stan wrote:
> Hello,
> On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 9:56 AM, Eric Charles <eric@apache.org> wrote:
>> I hope to be able to finish MPT-4 in a the coming week.
> Cool.
>> mailbox-integration-tester is orphan for now (No web site, no release...)
>> which is tricky since a  lot time.
>> I wonder if mpt would be a good home for this orphan.
>> mailbox-integration-tester is just a pratical usecase/application of the
>> generic mpt library, so we could have a module in mpt like 'impl' and the
>> first child on 'impl' would be the mailbox-integration-tester, which btw
>> would be renamed 'james-imap' (it is about testing james imap with mpt).
> You have my full support for this. It's exactly what I am suggesting.
> Let's move 'mailbox-integration-tester' folder under MPT tree. I don't
> have a name preference but 'james-imap' is a bit of a name clash with
> the James protocol artifact. I would add some 'test'/ 'tester'/ 'mpt'
> in there to make things clear.
> Please raise an issue when you are ready. I have some free time next
> week so I can fix it, just let me know.
>> Maybe you don't like it? Maybe you have a better idea? Just tell.
>> Thx, Eric
> I would go even further and merge MPT and Postage and change the goal
> of the new project (the components can keep their name) to be 'email
> testing tools'. Postage can test load and supports POP3 and SMTP, MPT
> tests protocol functionality and supports IMAP. From what I've read on
> the web pages they can both be used with other mail servers, not just
> James.
> The fact that they share similar goals and the overhead of developing
> them as separate projects are my arguments for merging them. I
> understand if you don't fully agree with me.

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