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Re: Dovecot 1.0

On 5/12/2005 1:18 p.m., Bernardo Innocenti wrote:
Willem Riede wrote:

Can we have dovecot 1.0 alpha4 in FC5? Even though the word alpha is
present in the version, it is quite stable, and fixes many problems that
there are in 0.99.14. As a matter of fact, there is no upstream support
for 0.99.x. Any reports are met with 'please upgrade and your problem
will likely be over'.

Yes, please!  I was waiting for Dovecot 1.0 to switch to Dovecot
from courier-imap without anyone noticing the difference.

The feature I'm missing in 0.99 is namespaces.  Without this,
I'd have to reconfigure all the MUAs to change their IMAP
prefix from "INBOX" to "" (empty string).

I would like to add my +1 to this as well. Dovecot-0.99.x is arguably just as bad if not more 'alpha' than the upcoming 1.0 releases both in terms of bugs and of features and it seems most odd to be shipping a package that isn't supported by the upstream developer and community. I would also put the case that 0.99.x was more 'alpha' in it's quality than the current releases that are actually labelled as 'alpha'.

Anyway, there is a bugzilla entry open as an RFE for it:


Perhaps that might be a good place to start adding comments, maybe if enough people ask nicely in there and show support, it might happen from within RH ;-)

From memory last time I needed to there was very little work required to repackage the 1.0 tarballs using the existing 0.99.x spec file. The RFE above additionally talks about dovecot-lda being made available as a separate package, but I think at this stage it is secondary to actually getting the primary package updated in the distribution. Perhaps the lda component could start off in extras :)

I'm sure that if all that is missing for it to happen is someone to do some specfile hacking, someone in the community will step up to the mark (and I'll go digging throught the stuff I did to see how I last did it if I need to).


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