On 23/08/11 01:14, Ioan Eugen Stan wrote:
This year I participated in GSoC for the Apache James (Java
email client) and I wish to package and maintain James for Debain.
Eric my mentor just told me that I have been accepted as an Apache
comiter for James so I will be able to support/advocate Debian
packaging rules upstream. I think this will be beneficial both to
Debian and Apache.
client -> server :)
An important aspect of James is that it is component based (on
so it fits the Debian way of separating things. The current
are: the mailets, jdkim library, mime4j library, jspf library, the
mailbox implementations (jcr, maildir, jpa and now HBase), and
I already found some of the components in Debian, others are
Cool features for James are: it externalizes all email processing in
Mailets (Java classes). So you can easy implement your business
in a Mailet. Another cool stuff is that it now supports email
storage over HBase (NoSQL). This feature is not that widespread
e-mail servers so it will be a great addition.
I already am a member of the Java team so I have write permission on
Alioth, where the packaging part is kept. Unfortunately I don't
lot of experience in packaging Java applications so I will need help
here, most importantly to get me started. I don't have a clue
I didn't gave it much taught either. I will also need someone to
sponsor the packages.
I don't have plans to do things over night. I imagine that this will
take a few months to complete.
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