[Kolab-devel] [merge6] Cyrus Imap group patch

Thomas Spuhler thomas at btspuhler.com
Sat Oct 2 19:41:32 CEST 2010

On Saturday, October 02, 2010 04:27:40 am Mathieu PARENT wrote:
> (from a discussion on merge6 which is not specific to this merge)
> (See https://issues.kolab.org/merge6)
> Jeroen van Meeuwen <vanmeeuwen at kolabsys.com> added the comment:
> > I'm working on such testing as part of a new and improved development,
> > release and support process upstream.
> > 
> > Could you please elaborate on your last statement? I found that most of
> > the patches Debian ships today -against 2.2- and most that in
> > experimental -2.3, are actually not necessary.
> [[[The last statement was:
> I agree with you that we should drop or upstream all the patches. The cyrus
> ones are the more critical for Debian packaging as the require a specific
> package instead of using the plain cyrus-2.3
> ]]]
patch not needed in 2.3.15 shipped by Mandriva. Vanilla package works
> If we can use the plain cyrus-imapd-2.3 that will be uploaded into
> debian (I hope soon), then we will drop kolab-cyrus-imapd. This won't
> happen for squeeze and so I won't work on it before squeeze is
> released (I'm currently focusing on squeeze).
> It is not clear for me if your current work will go to upstream (for
> the patches) and to the Debian packaging team (for the debian dir).
> Currently it looks like a new branch which is not easily mergeable
> (does this word exists?). I hope this will be sorted out soon.
> > You can review such at http://git.kolabsys.com/apt/kolab-cyrus-imapd (see
> > branch work/cross-platform-consistency)
> This branch is based on kolab-cyrus-imapd which will make it hard to
> merge in cyrus-imapd-2.3.
> I'm sure we agree with the long term goal (speaking of Debian only here):
> - merging kolab specific packages into the native packages
> - pushing all patches upstream
> - keeping best of all distros in Debian
> - uploading all those to Debian sid which will then go to ubuntu
> As point 2 will probably be the slower one, what roadmap do you
> propose to have a merged cyrus-2.3 package for ubuntu 11.4 or debian
> wheezy?


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