postfix port version numbering -- suggestions wanted

Jim Trigg jtrigg at
Wed Apr 28 12:13:20 PDT 2004

On Wed, Apr 28, 2004 at 02:20:05PM -0400, 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.

I don't think it's necessary.  There isn't a large effort involved in
moving from 2.0.x to 2.1 the way there is in moving from 1.x to 2.x.

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