Cyrus IMAPd 2.3.4 Released
robm at fastmail.fm
Thu May 25 06:00:29 EDT 2006
>> Is this a good spot to suggest branching from the last stable release
>> (2.3.3 in this case) and just applying the bugfixes if HEAD is only
>> half finished?
> 2.3 is beta branch. You want stable you go for 2.2.
Beta is may be, but still....
1. There's no regression testing with cyrus at all. I did try and start a
cyrus regression test a while back (just a perl script to test basic IMAP
functionality) but there wasn't really interest in taking it up. I still
strongly believe that some form of basic regression test that is built up
more and more over time is is important.
2. This bug is something that would have turned up with 5 minutes of basic
functionality testing (copying a message from one folder to another is
3. 2.3.3 was working really well, and has been working well for months. A
serious security issue was found so 2.3.4 was released. 2.3.4 was totally
4. The reason 2.3.4 was totally brokwn was because significant functionality
was added from 2.3.3 -> 2.3.4 (CONDSTORE stuff). It's a hard compromise
between releasing new features regularly and keeping a stable branch. Maybe
we need a 2.3.x-rc1 type scheme before an official release so that the
obvious things get caught before an actual point release? Or maybe a 22.214.171.124
release for urgent security/minor bug fixes?
Just throwing things in the wind, seeing if anything sticks. Maybe this is
just a more "one off" type situation, and a rethinking of release strategy
is not needed.
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