[Mailman-Users] Re: MTAs

Derrick Hudson dman at dman13.dyndns.org
Sat Mar 26 14:56:48 CET 2005

On Fri, Mar 25, 2005 at 06:31:58PM -0800, John W. Baxter wrote:
| On 3/25/2005 17:12, "Brad Knowles" <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org> wrote:
| > This whole Exim 3/Exim 4 thing is not a problem with postfix.
| > Don't get me wrong, postfix isn't perfect.  But what flaws it has
| > tend to be less visible than this, and the issue of upgrading from
| > one version to another usually has more to do with whether or not a
| > binary package with the new version has yet been prepared, or whether
| > they're willing to take the risk of going straight to the original
| > source.
| Philip is very conscious of backwards compatibility, and very consciously
| broke it in the Exim 3 to Exim 4 transition, because the old configuration
| system and the old way of managing messages had been outgrown by reality.

Indeed.  Don't think of exim3->exim4 as a version upgrade, but rather
replacing a worn-out tool with a fresh one.  Kind of like the zope2 ->
zope3 change, if you're familiar with the zope world.  Or, perhaps,
compare it to Win3.1->Win95 or Win9x->NT/2k/XP.  Same basic
concepts, but new implementation and configuration.


A mouse is a device used to point at the xterm you want to type in.
  --Kim Alm, a.s.r
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