postfix port version numbering -- suggestions wanted

Michael C. Shultz ringworm at
Wed Apr 28 12:01:49 PDT 2004

On Wednesday 28 April 2004 11:20 am, Vivek Khera wrote:
> During the freeze, postfix 2.1 was released, and postfix 2.2
> "development" branch was started.  It is fairly self-evident that the
> postfix-current port should become the 2.2 version.  What is not clear
> is how to handle the transition from the 2.0 to 2.1 as the "release"
> version.
> Currently there are three postfix ports: postfix1, postfix, and
> postfix-current.  Obviously, enough people still run postfix 1.x to
> need a postfix1 port.  So my thought is to make a postfix20 port for
> the now old 2.0 line, and have the postfix port be the 2.1 release.
> This way people can upgrade as they see fit, and if they have a burning
> desire to still run 2.0.x, they can.  Or is there any point in having a
> 2.0 sitting about?  They're totally backward compatible.
> What do other postfix users out there think?   I'm holding off
> submitting the PR's until we decide on what to do.
> Please follow up to the list.  I read it.

My opinion is just as long as there is a stable postfix in mail/postfix ( no 
version number ) I could care less if there are also mail/postfix1 
mail/postfix3 etc...


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