sdean at bard.edu
Fri Apr 13 18:58:13 EEST 2007
I had mentioned this to Timo directly, but I'll stick my neck out and
say it here.
Timo's time is too precious to be writing documentation, but those who
have been around and around on a lot of this stuff could do it and then
pass it by Timo for a final check.....
The Wiki needs a bunch of overviews. As it stands there are a horde of
pages on single subjects, and, as they say, "You can't see the forest
for the trees". Dovecot is in many way a new paradigm, and as such, can
be confusing. Sometimes people have a hard time comprehending enough to
even phrase a sensible question. Forgive me if I raise issues that have
already been addressed.
= An explanation of the functionality of Dovecot...what it all does,
what the neat/new features are and why they are better, different, how
= How to use Dovecot in ways that might not be self-evident,
particularly to those whose IMAP experience has been with simpler IMAP
= Meta issues, functions that are conceived of, but not fully
implemented yet in Dovecot
= The various dialects of Unix: what function may be unavailable or
peculiar. *nix workarounds, booby traps
= The various other IMAP server daemons available and how Dovecot is
A lot of this has to do with design philosophy, best practices that
those with broader vision, experience and wisdom can communicate to
those on the ground. Yes, RTFM and "Use the Source, Luke", but there a
lot more to skillful means than that. Having an car's user manual
doesn't make you any kind of effective or safe driver.
As for myself, I'd be happy to doc what the quirks are I've found in
bringing up Dovecot on AIX compiled with the IBM C for AIX
compiler............the weird places IBM sticks the SSL stuff, some IBM
PAM weirdness I'm working through
Luca Corti wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-04-13 at 15:33 +0200, Frank Doege wrote:
>> i heared something about dovecot local delivery agent but i couldnt
>> figure out what it is or where i can find it.
Stewart Dean, Unix System Admin, Henderson Computer Resources
Center of Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York 12504
sdean at bard.edu voice: 845-758-7475, fax: 845-758-7035
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