[Dovecot-news] Released Pigeonhole v0.4.0 for Dovecot v2.2.1.
stephan at rename-it.nl
Thu May 9 17:35:32 EEST 2013
Hello Dovecot users,
I finally release the first version of Pigeonhole v0.4 for Dovecot v2.2.
The main reason for the delay was that some unexpected (design) problems
occurred with the new doveadm-sieve plugin, which allows synchronizing
sieve scripts using doveadm sync.
One important change is that I incorporated the extprograms plugin into
the main Pigeonhole release. With this plugin it is possible to execute
administrator-controlled external programs (shell scripts) from the
Sieve interpreter, e.g. for special message delivery, filtering and
The list of new features is not that impressive. I've been working on
IMAP URLAUTH, IMAP CATENATE and HTTP support for Dovecot. Currently, I'm
building an SMTP submission proxy server. After all that I plan to spend
more time on Sieve development. One of the most important issues on my
list is implementing support for using alternative types of storage
(e.g. a database) for Sieve scripts, rather than only a filesystem
directory as it is now.
+ Added doveadm-sieve plugin that provides the possibility to sync
Sieve scripts using doveadm sync along with the user's mailboxes.
+ Added the Sieve extprograms plugin to the main Pigeonhole package. It
is still a plugin, but it is now included so that a separate compile
is no longer necessary and distributors are likely to include it. The
extprograms plugin provides Sieve language extensions that allows
executing (administrator-controlled) external programs for message
delivery, message filtering and string manipulation. Refer to
doc/plugins/sieve_extprograms.txt for more information.
+ Added debug message showing Pigeonhole version at initialization.
Makes it very clear that the plugin is properly loaded.
+ Finished implementation of the Sieve include extension. It should now
fully conform to RFC 6609. The main addition is the new :optional tag
which makes the include command ignore missing included scripts
without an error.
+ Finished implementation of the Sieve environment extension as much as
possible. Environment items "location", "phase" and "domain" now also
return a usable value.
The release is available as follows:
Refer to http://pigeonhole.dovecot.org and the Dovecot v2.x wiki for
more information. Have fun testing this new release and don't hesitate
to notify me when there are any problems.
stephan at rename-it.nl
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