Re: [Evolution-hackers] Exchange 5.5 - network reverse engineering underway (MAPI, Nspi)
- From: Jules Colding <colding omesc com>
- To: JP Rosevear <jpr novell com>
- Cc: Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl lkcl net>, Evolution Hackers <evolution-hackers lists ximian com>
- Subject: Re: [Evolution-hackers] Exchange 5.5 - network reverse engineering underway (MAPI, Nspi)
- Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2005 08:57:53 +0100
On Tue, 2005-02-01 at 20:16 -0500, JP Rosevear wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-02-01 at 19:58 +0100, Jules Colding wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Why dont you use MAPI directly in Evolution? Well not MAPI itself, but
> > the CORBA wrapper for MAPI (www.omesc.com).
> Well reason one is I hadn't heard of it until now :-).
> Reason two might be this comment from the evolution plugin skeleton in
> the brutus download:
> A Brutus server must be running on the Windows side if you
> want to use this plugin. Please see <http://www.omesc.com/>
> for the details.
> This makes it sound like you need a mapi implementation on a windows box
Yes, Brutus wraps MAPI at the server end. Maybe not at the Exchange
server but at a server with the correct MAPI dll at least.
So Brutus does presently only facilitate access to Exchange servers from
5.5 onwards by wrapping MAPI in CORBA, it is not a free reimplementation
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