[Dovecot] 1.0alpha5 released

Alen Salamun alien at alienworld.org
Mon Dec 12 14:42:27 EET 2005


I was waiting for 64bit fix for loooong time!


Timo Sirainen wrote:
> We have now some new big features:
>  - Beginnings of dbox mailbox format. It should work, but if you happen
> to delete/break index files, the mails aren't found again. So really not
> a good idea to use it for more than testing.
>  - GSSAPI (Kerberos 5) support by Jelmer Vernooij with some fixes by
> pod at herald.ox.ac.uk
>  - Added dictionary API to Dovecot, similar to what Postfix has. It can
> be used for getting/setting key=value pairs, which can be useful for
> many different purposes. For example it could be used to store mailbox
> metadata for ANNOTATEMORE extension. Implemented SQL backend for it. In
> future there should be berkeley DB backend at least.
> Also there could be some kind of proxy backend which would use UNIX
> socket to connect to dictionary server doing the actual work. This way
> each imap/lda process wouldn't have to connect to SQL server themself.
>  - Quota plugin is now included. We also have now dictionary based quota
> support, which means the quota limits and values can be stored in SQL.
> However I haven't actually tested these changes yet, so there's a good
> chance the quota plugin doesn't actually work at all.
>  - Created a new trash plugin which works only together with quota
> plugin. The point of it is to expunge mails from a list of configurable
> mailboxes whenever saving new mails would cause the account to go over
> quota. The oldest mails are expunged first, and only as many mails are
> expunged as is needed to save the new mail.
> For configuration it first looks up for ~/.dovecot.trash.conf, and then
> fallbacks to /etc/dovecot-trash.conf. The file format is 
> "<priority> <mailbox name>". It's possible to have multiple mailboxes
> with same priority. Lower number = higher priority. This plugin is also
> currently untested.
> The plugins are currently installed as shared libraries to plugin
> directory. At some point I'll add a configure option to select which
> plugins to compile directly into binaries. Possibly even do it by
> default for some plugins (quota).
> And smaller new features:
>  - If LDAP lookup fails because connection gets closed, try retrying it
> again after reconnect. This is however untested, hopefully didn't break
> LDAP code completely..
>  - %w variable in dovecot-auth contains password. Can be used to do eg.:
> password_query = select null as password from users where userid = '%u'
> and password = password('%w')
>  - syslog_facility setting
> And fixes:
>  - auth_cache was quite broken
>  - adding keywords caused sometimes assert-crash
>  - If login_greeting_capability = yes we could have sent the capability
> before dovecot-auth returned what auth mechanisms were available,
> forcing clients to use plaintext authentication
>  - Lots of mbox fixes again..
>  - userdb prefetch wasn't supposed to be uncommented in
> dovecot-example.conf in alpha4. Comment it out if you don't need it.
>  - Don't crash with "out of memory" in 64bit systems
>  - IDLE command might have crashed when finishing itself if there were
> lots of external changes
>  - pop3_reuse_xuidl setting wasn't actually working

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