What lies ahead

J. Paul Reed preed at sigkill.com
Wed Apr 23 07:26:20 UTC 2003

On 23 Apr 2003 at 02:35:34, David Miller moved bits on my disk to say:

>     * Out-of-the-box compatibility with Win32.
> Personally, I'd like to see this stay on the list.  As much as we all
> hate it, there's a lot of PHBs out there that won't let people do
> anything if you can't do it on Windows...  and we're so close now
> anyway...

If we're going to make this a goal, then bug 84876 automatically becomes a
2.18 goal. 

This really shouldn't come as a surprise, as Gerv has been chomping on the
bit to get this in, and we've been promising 2.18 will deliver
non-suckiness in the SMTP-department for some time now.

Thus, the goals related to that, as I see them, are:

* Easier MTA config (84876)
* Templatized email headers
* All email output templatized

Bug 84876 *technically* only covers the first one; I haven't filed bugs on
the other ones, since I've been toying with the idea of just rolling goals
2 and 3 into the patch for 84876... but the more I think about that, the
more I don't know if that's such a good idea.

As for Win32, when you are triaging bugs, if you find that a bug is
necessary to make BZ work on Win32, *PLEASE* add "[needed for Win32bz]" to
the status whiteboard, so we can make that query as accurate as we can make
it for the Win32-ers.

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