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From John X <j...@neasys.com>
Subject Re: Licenses
Date Wed, 23 Mar 2005 17:22:35 GMT
On Wed, Mar 23, 2005 at 12:35:30AM -0800, Hari Kodungallur wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Mar 2005 00:51:53 -0800, John X <john@neasys.com> wrote:
> > 
> > It will be great if you can help on that. Plugin index-more also uses it.
> > I know there are two opensource efforts:
> > http://jafi.sourceforge.net/maven-reports.html
> > http://www.gnu.org/software/classpathx/jaf/jaf.html
> > The gnu one is out of the question now.
> > I am currently short of time, so any help will be greatly appreciated.
> > 
> > One interesting observation: there is an activation.jar
> > (under ./common/lib/) in jakarta-tomcat-4.1.31.tar.gz
> > We need to find out which one this is?
> > 
> 
> Hm.. it is interesting to note that the activation.jar file in tomcat
> is Sun's. Is that because some of the code to tomcat was donated by
> Sun?
> 
> In any case, I will start some work on the MimeTypes implementation as
> needed by the file, ftp and index-more plugins and provide you with
> patches. We do not need as exhaustive implementation as Sun's, I
> presume.

Ideally we need something that provides mapping among:
(1) filename extension
(2) mime type
(3) file magic number (unix 'file' command)
jaf only gives (1) -> (2) one way.
It will be really great if yours can do (3) too.
Thanks,

John

> 
> Thanks
> -Hari
> 
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