I've finally read all the mails in the mailing list and in my INBOX. If
I haven't replied to some of your mail, please resend it.
Remember that since 1.0.rc9 release dovecot.index.cache files will get
rebuilt in 64bit systems, and it's probably better to delete them
manually so you don't get errors in log files.
There are only a couple of issues left in my v1.0-TODO list:
- Master process appears to be leaking log fds with kqueue. Could
someone again give me access to a system where this happens?
- Login process problems. How well does it work now? Hopefully well
enough that v1.0 could be released.
- LDAP authentication is leaking memory? Can anyone confirm this? Even
better, can someone figure out what exactly is leaking? :) Not a v1.0
I think v1.0 will be released once no-one has reported any major
problems for a Dovecot release in 2-4 weeks. I think login process
handling is the only potentially major problem left.
There are a few patches from people that I haven't forgotten, but I've
decided not to put them into v1.0 anymore:
- Filesystem quota group. I don't think it's that important feature,
and it might break something.
- HFS+ hardlink avoiding
- vmailmgr support
And finally the changes in this release:
* When matching allowed_nets IPs, convert IPv6-mapped-IPv4 addresses
to actual IPv4 addresses first.
+ IMAP: Try to avoid sending duplicate/useless message flag updates
+ Added support for non-plaintext authentication for vpopmail if it
returns plaintext passwords. Based on patch by Remi Gacogne.
+ Added %D modified to return "sub.domain.org" as
"sub,dc=domain,dc=org" (for LDAP queries). Patch by Andrey Panin.
- rc9 broke cache files in 64bit systems
- deliver works now with mail_chroot
- auth cache didn't work properly with multiple passdbs
- Fixes to handling CRLF linefeeds in mboxes.
Most importantly this should fix the login process problems that people
have been reporting. There were also some bugs in the proxying feature.
Also note the 64bit change in dovecot.index.cache files. Unless you
delete dovecot.index.cache files manually, you'll these kind of error
messages into your logs:
Error: Corrupted index cache file ...dovecot.index.cache:
registered field date.sent size changed
They'll get fixed automatically of course, but it might be a bit
annoying to see them.
* 64bit systems: dovecot.index.cache file will be rebuilt because
some time fields have been changed from 64bit fields to 32bit
fields. Now the same cache file can be used in both 32bit and
64bit systems without it being rebuilt.
* Added libmysqlclient workaround to conflicting sha1_result symbol,
which caused Dovecot to fail logging into MySQL.
+ dovecot.index.cache file opening is delayed until it's actually
needed. This reduces disk accesses a bit with eg. STATUS commands.
+ auth_cache: Try to handle changing passwords automatically: If
password verification fails, but the last one had succeeded, don't
use the cache. This works only with plaintext auth.
- dovecot.index.cache: We didn't properly detect if some fields were
different length than we expected, which caused assert crashes
- Lots of fixes to login/master process handling
- mbox: Fixed a bug causing "X-IMAPbase uid-last unexpectedly lost
in mbox file" errors, and possibly others.
I've still over 200 mails unread in the mailing list, and important
things left in TODO. This release is an improvement over rc7 anyway,
hopefully I'll have time to fix the rest soon.
* GSSAPI: Changed POP3 service name to "pop", which is what the
* "mbox:/var/mail/%u" no longer works as the mail location. You'll
have to specify the mail root explicitly, just like the examples
always have: "mbox:~/mail:INBOX=/var/mail/%u"
+ SHA1, LDAP-MD5, PLAIN-MD5, PLAIN-MD4: The password can be now either
hex or base64 encoded. The encoding is detected automatically based
on the password string length.
+ Allow running only Dovecot master and dovecot-auth processes with
+ deliver: -f <envelope sender> parameter can be used to set mbox
From_-line's sender address
+ deliver: Log all mail saves and failures
+ Tru64 SIA passdb support. Patch by Simon L Jackson.
- INBOX was listed twice in mailbox list if namespace prefix was used
- INBOX-prefixed namespaces were a bit broken
- kqueue: Fix 100% CPU usage
- deliver: Duplicate storage was a bit broken
- dictionary code was broken (ie. dict quota)
- SIGHUP caused crashes sometimes