cyrus 2.2 status

Jonathan Marsden jonathan at
Tue Dec 17 19:24:47 EST 2002

On 13 Dec 2002, Jure Pecar writes:

> On Thu, 12 Dec 2002 20:31:41 -0500 Ken Murchison <ken at> wrote:
>> I addition to what Rob already mentioned, there needs to be more
>> work done on documenting the virtdomain support and tying some
>> loose ends.
> Yes, virtdomains are actually the #1 thing i'm interested in cyrus
> 2.2 ...  I'm sure there are more people interested, so i think it
> would be nice to provide either a stable, known working cvs branch
> of 2.2 or a patch with a backport of virtdomains stuff to 2.1. I'm
> willing to help here, just give me some directions.

I would also very much like to see this happen.  To get Red Hat 7.x
RPMs of cyrus-imapd with virtdomain support, I grabbed the CVS for 2.2
as of late September and turned it ito RPMs and since then I have
stuck with that.  I'm about to resync with CVS again to pick up the
recent security fixes.  But I'd be more comfortable with using a
somewhat supported (or at least officially labelled!) version of the

The issue on when releases happen seems to me to be that CMU has its
own priorities, and tends to stick to them.  Which is absolutely fine,
and probably the right thing for them to do.  The result is that, even
if a backport patch of the virtdomain code to 2.1.x happens, I'm not
sure it would really help in the supportedness/officialness stakes,
since CMU would not be using it :-)

So it may be that until CMU finds an internal need for something that
is in 2.2 but not in 2.1, there's little anyone else can do to get
virtdomain support "more official" than it just being there in CVS.

So the question becomes: what, if anything can non-CMU people do that
would help cause a release of 2.2 (or 2.1 with virtdomains in it??) to
happen sooner rather than later?

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