1.3.0 release notes archive
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2 * Release Notes: SquirrelMail 1.3.0 *
3 * The "Pasta" Release *
4 * 17 august 2002 *
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7In this edition of SquirrelMail Release Notes:
8 * All about this Release!!!
9 * Reporting my favorite SquirrelMail 1.3 bug
10 * Important Note about PHP 4.2.2
11 * About our Release Aliases
13All about this Release!!!
16This is the first release on our way to a new stable series.
17On our way to, that is, this is a development release, which is not
18intended for production servers. We feel that releasing development
19versions will help us making the to-be stable release more stable, and
20restricting the ability to test no longer to people who use CVS.
22So download it! Install it, and try to break it! We are hungry for any
23bug report you send. If stumbling over a bug is a true non-option,
24this release is not for you. In that case, download the stable version
25and enjoy that one.
27In general, we are planning to regularly release a 1.3.x version until
28it is stable enough to call her 1.4 or 2.0. While I'm at it, one
29comment on version numbers. Our version numbers take the form of A.B.C
30 A increases with time, but only very seldomly.
31 B if it is even (0, 2, 4 etc), it is a stable release
32 if it is odd (1, 3, 5 etc), it is a development release
33 C indicates small changes.
34Which is to say our version numbering system is the same as that of
35the linux kernel. So 1.2.7 is a stable version, and 1.3.0 (this one)
36is a development release.
38We are excited to bring you the first fruits of a very good
39development series. Major rewrites of the back-end and the user
40interface have been happening since the 1.2 series. These rewrites
41have inspired me for the release alias (see down this document).
44A note on plugins
47There have been very severe architecture improvements. Lots of plugins
48have not yet been adapted to this. Plugins which are distributed with
49this release (eg. in the same .tar.gz file) may work. Plugins not
50distributed with this plugin most probably WILL NOT WORK.
52So if you have ANY problem at all, first try turning off all plugins.
55A note on PHP 4.2.2
58There are certain issues with PHP 4.2.2 and session handling that have
59not yet been addresses in this release. So this release MAY NOT WORK
60when you use PHP 4.2.2. These issues will be addressed to in
61forthcoming 1.3.x releases.
64A note on your configuration
67For a whole bunch of reasons, it is MANDATORY that you run conf.pl
68(and then save your configuration) from the config/ directory before
69using this release.
71If you have problems with UID support, please do these 2 things:
731) For our comfort and the prosper of SquirrelMail:
74 send a bugreport with this information
75 * IMAP server type + version
76 * Whether you use server-side sorting
77 * Whether you use thread sorting
78 * The value of "sort" (as in conf.pl)
79 bugs can be submitted at: http://www.squirrelmail.org/bugs
802) For your own pleasure and comfort:
81 turn of UID support in conf.pl, so you can continue to use 1.3.0
84A note on MIME
87In case you stumble over a message of which something goes wrong with
88MIME (it does not display some of its parts all right, etc. etc.),
89please forward the message AS AN ATTACHMENT to
90squirrelmail-devel@lists.sourceforge.net. However, AVOID
91forwarding emails over 20k of size. Please not as well that messages
92which are NOT forwarded AS AN ATTACHMENT are COMPLETEY USELESS for our
93testing purposes.
96Reporting my favorite SquirrelMail 1.3 bug
99It is not unlikely you will experience some bugs while using this
100development version. Please submit these bugs. Also, please mention
101that the bug is in this 1.3.0 release.
103 http://www.squirrelmail.org/bugs
105Thank you for your cooperation in that issue. That helps us to make
106sure that nothing slips through the cracks. Also, it would help if
107people would check existing tracker items for a bug before reporting
108it again. This would help to eliminate duplicate reports, and
109increase the time we can spend CODING by DECREASING the time we
110spend sorting through bug reports. And remember, check not only OPEN
111bug reports, but also closed ones as a bug that you report MAY have
112been fixed in CVS already.
114In case you want to join us on coding SquirrelMail, or have other
115things to share with the developers, join the development mailinglist:
117 squirrelmail-devel@lists.sourceforge.net
120About our Release Aliases - By Wouter Teepe
123Pasta is, as we all know, a group of Italian dishes. As most of us
124know, several types of pasta exist, two of which are:
126* Spaghetti: Tastes good, but is very hard to untangle. Its structure
127 is unneccecarily complex, but it is relatively easy to cook.
128* Lasagne: Tastes excellent, and its structure is very elegant: it is
129 layered. Cooking it takes quite a bit more patience and design.
131I will not bore you with Italian cooking more except for this: The
132difference between spaghetti and lasagne applies to SquirrelMail as
133well. Where 1.2 is good, its inside is unneccecarily complex. Opposed
134to this, 1.3 is quite well structured from the inside. Its potential
135is true excellence. Its flavor is already excellent. Expect 1.4/2.0 to
136be, well...
138With the slicing up the internals of SquirrelMail, whole new
139possibilities will emerge. Listen on the development mailinglist to
140hear which!
143 Happy SquirrelMailing!
144 - The SquirrelMail Project Team