Re: [Evolution-hackers] Exchange Connector documentation/overview ?

On Tue, 2004-10-26 at 14:09, Not Zed wrote:
> "you probably don't want to do that".
> Things have changed in 2.2, and there are more extension
> possibilities.  For mail you still need to implement a
> CamelStore/Provider/Transport/etc, but the configuration/account stuff
> is a bit of a hack in connector.

Are the Camel stuff all defined in nice idl files?

> So given connector is such a mess (i can say that since i never worked
> on it, and i'm prone to saying things like that about stuff i didn't
> work on - *shrug*), you might not want to use it as the starting
> point.

Hmm... I need to be able to provide the Brutus plugin as a stand-alone
component like the connector since it will be distributed outside of the
main Evolution distribution. Will anything but a design that looks like
"the mess" in connector enable me to do that?

> I don't know, for mail i guess could start looking at implementing a
> CamelStore.  Some of thats a bit of a mess too (i can say that since i
> did work on it and i know it is), but not an impossible mess - and
> there are more examples of it in the source tree at least.

So you are basically saying that I should look at the current CVS
version and start from there?


> On Mon, 2004-10-25 at 12:31 +0200, Jules Colding wrote: 
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > I am trying to make a new plugin for Evolution using the Exchange
> > connector as skeleton code. The plugin will give access to Exchange
> > using Brutus instead of WebDAV, so I gather that the original connector
> > is a good starting point.
> > 
> > I have looked at the connector code and have come to the conclusion that
> > my options are:
> > 
> > 1) Stare at the code until I understand all the design principles (this
> > could take days or weeks)
> > 
> > or:
> > 
> > 2) Ask the list if someone could point me in the right direction with a
> > few good hints in the line of "You need to provide an implementation of
> > the Foo and the Bar interfaces.."
> > 
> > 
> > Thanks a lot in advance,
> >   jules
> > 
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> Michael Zucchi <notzed ximian com>
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> all downhill from here"
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