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From Eric Charles <e...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Contributions
Date Sat, 11 Apr 2015 17:01:21 GMT
See answers in line

On 04/09/2015 10:38 AM, Matthieu Baechler wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I work for an free software company, Linagora, and with my team, we 
> are working to have James fit our needs.
> Two of our interns already submitted some code regarding Cassandra 
> support and some bugfixes on James itself (Philippe Benoit and Benoit 
> Tellier).
> We are making our team bigger and have multiple goals that I'd like to 
> share with you:
> 1. have James 3.0 released !
> 2. writing backends to run James on Cassandra/ElasticSearch/Kafka
> 3. write some mailet or other extensions to match our products 
> functional needs
>

Great!

Could you list the opened jira with contributions? I will review and commit.

> So we are currently working to contribute all the code we wrote for 
> goal 2.
>
> In this regard, I'd like to know several things :
>
> - I see in james-parent 1.8.3-SNAPSHOT that James targets java 6. What 
> about pushing it to java 7 now that Java 6 is end-of-life ?
>

It would be better to release 3.0.0 on java 6 and migrate to java 7 for 
the next release.

> - is it acceptable to contribute backends that require java 8 (with 
> some magic to disable build if java < 8). We would really like writing 
> modern Java for our modules !
>

Sure, but it would be released for 3.0.0+
jdk7 or jdk8 will be subject to discussion.

> - Could James projet make use of apache integration 
> (https://blogs.apache.org/infra/entry/improved_integration_between_apache_and) 
> with github to accept contributions ? I know some others apache 
> projects amend their contribution guidelines to make it possible ( 
> https://mahout.apache.org/developers/github.html ). We could just 
> import their practices into James, don't you think ?
>

+1

> Feel free to make me to redirect my questions to the right place if 
> it's not.
>
> Regards,
>

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