Cyrus 2.5 release plan

Bron Gondwana brong at
Tue Sep 16 18:18:55 EDT 2014

I've been very idle on Cyrus for a while, I'm sorry.  There's always heaps going on at FastMail, and we have been focussing quite a lot on our own branch's calendar support recently.

As always, you can see the code we are using, and grab whatever you want - it's all under the same licence as upstream Cyrus - right here:

But that's not the same as a real release!

In October 2010, I visited Ken and Dave in Buffalo on my way through to somewhere else - and we released 2.4.0.

In October 2014, I'm going to be in the area again.  It seems fitting to do the same with 2.5.0 (though we might go to Pittsburgh for Dave this time.  Guys, that means 2.6.0 will be in Melbourne in 2018, just so you can get planning).

Release date is October 24th if all goes well.

This gives us a little over month to get things ship-shape.  Tidy up the loose ends.  Make sure we've tested the things that people need tested.  There's tons of stuff in bugzilla that needs to be sorted out, patches applied, etc.  We'll be working to the 'master' branch at cmu at first, and then branching to cyrus-imapd-2.5 at some point.

If you have a pet feature that MUST be in, or a pet bug that MUST be fixed - let us know now.  Bonus points if you've already got a patch for it, or a test case :)

We're setting a pretty aggressive timeline here, but that's good - because important but non-urgent stuff just doesn't get done.  And it's only 2.5, not 3.0 - so we don't need to make ALL the giant changes that are in the pipeline (or even all the ones in the fastmail branch).  Most of all I'd like to have everyone else using a supported, released version of some of the great speedup and stability improvements we've had at FM for the past few years already.



(not having to maintain my own 800+ patch series on top of master would be a bonus too)

  Bron Gondwana
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