Releasing RC2a
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7669bfac 2 * Release Notes: SquirrelMail 1.4.0 Release Candidate 2a *
3 * 24 January 2002 *
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a67a0f59 6In this edition of SquirrelMail Release Notes:
7 * All about this Release!!!
3eb34ffd 8 * Major updates
76911253 9 * A note on plugins
534a34a2 10 * Reporting my favorite SquirrelMail 1.4 bug
a67a0f59 11
12All about this Release!!!
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56807b09 15This is the second and hopefully last Release Candidate (RC) for the
161.4.x stable series. Please note that this release is not yet labeled
17STABLE officially.
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7669bfac 19It is labeled RC 2a because RC 2 was released but pulled back soon
20after because a serious bug was found that needed to be fixed. Thanks
21to Jason Munro for discovering this bug.
76911253 23However, we've been running this on a number of systems and a variety
24of configs and we think it's worthy of the "stable"-title. Before we
25can call it stable we want to test it on as many systems as possible
26to iron out the last issues.
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56807b09 28In response to RC1, quite some issues were reported AND fixed! We now
29hope that SquirrelMail is really ready to be called STABLE. We need you
30to verify that this is true!
a23d0264 32So download it! Install it, and try to break it! We are hungry for any
56807b09 33bug report you send. Even the smallest issue deserves to be fixed.
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3eb34ffd 36Major updates
76911253 39The 1.4.0 series (as a result of 1.3 devel series) brings:
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76911253 41* A complete rewrite of the way we send mail (Deliver-class),
42 and of the way we parse mail (MIME-bodystructure parsing).
43 This makes SquirrelMail more reliable and more efficient
44 at the same time!
45* Support for IMAP UID which makes SquirrelMail more reliable.
46* Optimizations to code and the number of IMAP calls.
47* Support for a wider range of authentication mechanisms.
48* Lots of bugfixes and a couple of UI-tweaks.
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a23d0264 51A note on plugins
534a34a2 54There have been major plugin architecture improvements. Lots of plugins
a23d0264 55have not yet been adapted to this. Plugins which are distributed with
534a34a2 56this release (eg. in the same .tar.gz file) should work. Plugins not
a23d0264 57distributed with this plugin most probably WILL NOT WORK.
59So if you have ANY problem at all, first try turning off all plugins.
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a23d0264 62A note on your configuration
a67a0f59 64
a23d0264 65For a whole bunch of reasons, it is MANDATORY that you run
66(and then save your configuration) from the config/ directory before
67using this release.
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a23d0264 69If you have problems with UID support, please do these 2 things:
534a34a2 711) For our comfort and the prosperity of SquirrelMail, send a bug
72 report with this information:
a23d0264 73 * IMAP server type + version
74 * Whether you use server-side sorting
75 * Whether you use thread sorting
76 * The value of "sort" (as in
534a34a2 77 Bugs can be submitted at:
a23d0264 792) For your own pleasure and comfort:
534a34a2 80 Turn off UID support in, so you can continue to use 1.4.0
81 while the developers look at your report.
a23d0264 82
76911253 84Reporting my favorite SquirrelMail 1.4 bug
a23d0264 85==========================================
76911253 87This RC is meant to catch the last bugs. So we need you to submit
88any bug you come across! Also, please mention that the bug is in
56807b09 89this 1.4.0 RC2 release.
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534a34a2 93Thanks for your cooperation with this. That helps us to make
94sure nothing slips through the cracks. Also, it would help if
a67a0f59 95people would check existing tracker items for a bug before reporting
96it again. This would help to eliminate duplicate reports, and
97increase the time we can spend CODING by DECREASING the time we
98spend sorting through bug reports. And remember, check not only OPEN
99bug reports, but also closed ones as a bug that you report MAY have
100been fixed in CVS already.
534a34a2 102If you want to join us in coding SquirrelMail, or have other
a23d0264 103things to share with the developers, join the development mailinglist:
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815d9ba0 108 Happy SquirrelMailing!
109 - The SquirrelMail Project Team