[Dovecot] A dovecot book ?

Curtis Maloney cmaloney at umd.com.au
Thu Mar 4 00:55:33 EET 2010

On 03/04/10 09:10, Noel Butler wrote:
> There is only one authoritative source who should be writing it if a
> book is to be written and we all know who that author should be.

I disagree.  In the time I've been watching/using Dovecot (since the 
0.99 series) Timo has had many cases of improving Dovecot [even if it's 
just a config option name] because of the points of view of other people.

For many reasons, I thinks it would be better if someone else 
[preferably someone with a long history with Dovecot, of course] were to 
write the book, and Timo signed off on it.

> But for what version, as 1.x is in wide usage and will be for a long
> time, 2.0 is almost upon us,  much of 1.x is not applicable to 2.x , so
> should Timo be writing 2 books? One excessively big book?  Where is he
> to find time to write this whilst developing dovecot, and heaven forbid,
> enjoy the outside world with a real life :)

Given a sizable portion of understanding Dovecot is understanding email 
in general, I wonder just how much of the book would bifurcate for 
covering the differing versions...

Curtis Maloney

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