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815d9ba0 1/*****************************************************************
7669bfac 2 * Release Notes: SquirrelMail 1.4.0 Release Candidate 2a *
3 * 24 January 2002 *
815d9ba0 4 *****************************************************************/
5
a67a0f59 6In this edition of SquirrelMail Release Notes:
7 * All about this Release!!!
f11c804f 8 * A note on PHP 4.3.x
3eb34ffd 9 * Major updates
76911253 10 * A note on plugins
534a34a2 11 * Reporting my favorite SquirrelMail 1.4 bug
a67a0f59 12
13All about this Release!!!
14=========================
815d9ba0 15
56807b09 16This is the second and hopefully last Release Candidate (RC) for the
171.4.x stable series. Please note that this release is not yet labeled
18STABLE officially.
76911253 19
7669bfac 20It is labeled RC 2a because RC 2 was released but pulled back soon
21after because a serious bug was found that needed to be fixed. Thanks
22to Jason Munro for discovering this bug.
23
76911253 24However, we've been running this on a number of systems and a variety
25of configs and we think it's worthy of the "stable"-title. Before we
26can call it stable we want to test it on as many systems as possible
27to iron out the last issues.
a23d0264 28
56807b09 29In response to RC1, quite some issues were reported AND fixed! We now
30hope that SquirrelMail is really ready to be called STABLE. We need you
31to verify that this is true!
32
a23d0264 33So download it! Install it, and try to break it! We are hungry for any
56807b09 34bug report you send. Even the smallest issue deserves to be fixed.
76911253 35
f11c804f 36A note on PHP 4.3.x
37===================
38
39While the developers realize that PHP 4.3.x is the "latest and greatest"
40version of PHP to be available, SquirrelMail has not been extensively
e9c378fe 41tested with it. We currently believe that SquirrelMail should work on
42PHP 4.3.x but we lack the experience with this new version to be
43absolutely sure. If you want to be safe, or experience problems, you may
44want to downgrade to PHP 4.2.x.
a23d0264 45
3eb34ffd 46Major updates
47==============
48
76911253 49The 1.4.0 series (as a result of 1.3 devel series) brings:
3eb34ffd 50
76911253 51* A complete rewrite of the way we send mail (Deliver-class),
52 and of the way we parse mail (MIME-bodystructure parsing).
53 This makes SquirrelMail more reliable and more efficient
54 at the same time!
55* Support for IMAP UID which makes SquirrelMail more reliable.
56* Optimizations to code and the number of IMAP calls.
57* Support for a wider range of authentication mechanisms.
58* Lots of bugfixes and a couple of UI-tweaks.
3eb34ffd 59
3eb34ffd 60
a23d0264 61A note on plugins
62=================
63
534a34a2 64There have been major plugin architecture improvements. Lots of plugins
a23d0264 65have not yet been adapted to this. Plugins which are distributed with
534a34a2 66this release (eg. in the same .tar.gz file) should work. Plugins not
a23d0264 67distributed with this plugin most probably WILL NOT WORK.
68
69So if you have ANY problem at all, first try turning off all plugins.
70
76911253 71
a23d0264 72A note on your configuration
73============================
a67a0f59 74
a23d0264 75For a whole bunch of reasons, it is MANDATORY that you run conf.pl
76(and then save your configuration) from the config/ directory before
77using this release.
a67a0f59 78
a23d0264 79If you have problems with UID support, please do these 2 things:
80
534a34a2 811) For our comfort and the prosperity of SquirrelMail, send a bug
82 report with this information:
a23d0264 83 * IMAP server type + version
84 * Whether you use server-side sorting
85 * Whether you use thread sorting
86 * The value of "sort" (as in conf.pl)
534a34a2 87 Bugs can be submitted at: http://www.squirrelmail.org/bugs
88
a23d0264 892) For your own pleasure and comfort:
534a34a2 90 Turn off UID support in conf.pl, so you can continue to use 1.4.0
91 while the developers look at your report.
a23d0264 92
93
76911253 94Reporting my favorite SquirrelMail 1.4 bug
a23d0264 95==========================================
96
76911253 97This RC is meant to catch the last bugs. So we need you to submit
98any bug you come across! Also, please mention that the bug is in
56807b09 99this 1.4.0 RC2 release.
a67a0f59 100
101 http://www.squirrelmail.org/bugs
102
534a34a2 103Thanks for your cooperation with this. That helps us to make
104sure nothing slips through the cracks. Also, it would help if
a67a0f59 105people would check existing tracker items for a bug before reporting
106it again. This would help to eliminate duplicate reports, and
107increase the time we can spend CODING by DECREASING the time we
108spend sorting through bug reports. And remember, check not only OPEN
109bug reports, but also closed ones as a bug that you report MAY have
110been fixed in CVS already.
111
534a34a2 112If you want to join us in coding SquirrelMail, or have other
a23d0264 113things to share with the developers, join the development mailinglist:
a67a0f59 114
a23d0264 115 squirrelmail-devel@lists.sourceforge.net
815d9ba0 116
0ca033d5 117
815d9ba0 118 Happy SquirrelMailing!
119 - The SquirrelMail Project Team