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

On Tue, 2004-10-26 at 14:31 +0200, Jules Colding wrote:
> 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?

No, camel is strictly C.

> > 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?

With the changes in HEAD (2.1), EDS allows loadable modules so that you
can build everything outside the tree and not need a separate "factory"
process.  That, in combination with EPlugin, should allow you to do most
everything you need (and not require a separate "Exchange" button in the
UI which we are getting rid of).

JP Rosevear <jpr novell com>
Novell, Inc.

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