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Release Notes
Apache JSieve is a Java implementation of the Sieve mail filtering language defined by
RFC 3028. jSieve is implemented as a langauge processor that can be plugged into any
internet mail application to add Sieve support.
Comments, Questions and Issues
jSieve is a sub-project of Apache James. Please direct your comments and questions to
the relevant James list.
To report issues, such as bugs, go to
As jSieve comes with a fairly extensive suite of jUnit Tests, it would be most
helpful for bug reports to be accompanied by an illustrative jUnit test case.
Licensing and legal issues
For legal and licensing issues, please look in the legal section of
the documentation or read the LICENSE and NOTICE files.
Version 0.3
This release is the first to include mailet and utility modules, in addition to the core parsing
library. The configuration API has changed significantly to replace magic singletons with POJOs
suitable for IoC. The default configuration mechanism has been retained so though calls have
changed, existing configurations should still be compatible.
Utilities include node serializers to xml and sieve script. The mailet module provides Sieve
in the James 3 codebase.
Java 1.5 is now the minimum version required.
Sub-tasks Completed
* - Refactor ComparatorManager
* - Refactor ConfigurationManager
* - Refactor TestManager
* - Push main source down a level
* - Modular Ant Build
* - Create Check Module
* - Extract Reusable Ant Macros
* - Unified Distribution
* - Release Quality Maven Build
Bugs Fixed
* - CPU spins when :matches expression
contains "*************"
Improvements Made
* - Access to script comments
* - Check Support For Numeric Quantifiers
New Features Added
* - Add API for generating a Sieve script from a parse tree
* - Sieve-In-XML (Experimental Preview)
Tasks Completed
* - Singletons -> IoC
* - Include build time libraries (javacc,
javamail, activation) in the source distribution
* - Remove .junit. package name from tests.
* - make jsieve a multimodule project