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hMailServer release changes

Post by martin » 2009-10-03 11:47

I've made some changes related to how hMailServer builds are put up:
  • I used to manually increase the build number every time I put up a new build. Build numbers are now automatically incremented. The downside here is that the build number sequences may contain jumps. In other words, one build may be named 2123 and the next named 2147. The upside is that I don't have to forget about doing it. The current build number is 1617.
  • Whenever a change is made, a new build is automatically put up on the Download latest page. The page will sometimes contain information on what the build contains, sometimes not. (The list of changes on the page is retrieved automatically from the source code system, so if a build is triggered even though nothing has changed, no details on the build will be available.)
  • The change log is moved here: http://www.hmailserver.com/index.php?page=changelog. You can click on a version number to see only changes made in that version. You can also click on a build number to only show the changes made in that specific build. (The change log is still manually updated).
  • Just as before, alpha releases will be published in this section, and beta & production releases on the download page.
Any suggestions related to this?

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Post by ^DooM^ » 2009-10-03 11:54

Will an email / twitter update to subscribed users be auto sent out about new builds as well?
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Post by martin » 2009-10-03 12:08

Hmm, only when a build is put up on the download page.

I may create 5-6 new builds during a day which are all uploaded to the "Latest build" page. So spamming people on every new build would create a huge amount of email...

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Post by DeanoX » 2009-10-03 16:16

Martin,

Off current topic, but previously in the running changelog, production releases were in a separate color, blue. Is it possible to restore that nice helpful visual identifier?

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Post by Slug » 2009-10-05 11:06

Just one thing Martin

On this page

http://www.hmailserver.com/index.php?pa ... ad_archive

I would like the build numbers included somewhere. as 5 x hMs 5.3's don't mean much to me when I'm looking for a specific build. eg if I want to go back one or 2 versions.

Other then that perhaps if you have a alpha build email subscription list (like you do for the stables) for the ones who always run the latest version (like me). That will provide the best of both worlds not spamming the masses and keeping the alpha whores happy :lol:

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Post by martin » 2009-10-05 22:14

Done & done!

Slug,
There's a build news newsletter. I haven't made it fully active yet though. I believe starting from pretty much now, it will be used though.

But having a "alpha alpha alpha" newsletter seems a bit overkill. It's builds that really should not be installed into production even if you're not worried. If you upgrade to these "alpha alpha alpha" builds, you'll probably not be able to upgrade to the next released version. The builds are only useful if you want to try out some new feature and then uninstall again. If you want builds to run on the production, just subscribe to the builds newsletter and wait. :)

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Post by DeanoX » 2009-10-05 22:24

Thank you.

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Post by sckramer2 » 2009-10-05 22:32

what is with this release gap? :) was 4.4.1 perfect or something?

4.4.2 - Build 283 Yes 2008-09-06 13257 Download
4.4.1 - Build 273 Yes 2007-07-30 137778 Download

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Post by martin » 2009-10-05 22:41

I was probably busy with v5 or something like that..

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Post by Slug » 2009-10-06 06:08

martin wrote: But having a "alpha alpha alpha" newsletter seems a bit overkill.
Not really what I ment, but I get what you mean ..
If you want builds to run on the production, just subscribe to the builds newsletter and wait. :)
I am subscribed :) , but dont you at this time just mail out email on the stable releases ?

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Post by martin » 2009-10-06 18:35

No, the build newsletter will be sent on unstable builds as well. The hMailServer Newsletter (the main one) will be sent when there's stable releases.

http://www.hmailserver.com/?page=newsletters

"hMailServer Build Newsletter
Subscribe to this newsletter if you want information on when a new hMailServer build is available. You will receive notifications both when production and test builds are made available. This news letter is primarily meant for people interested in testing early alpha and beta releases of hMailServer. "

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Post by ^DooM^ » 2009-10-06 18:41

Tried to subscribe but got "Failed to retrieve registraiton key."
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Post by martin » 2009-10-06 18:49

God, there's always something...

When did you get that error? When pressing Subscribe or when clicking the link in the email?

I just tried to subscribe / modify / unsubscribe and that worked fine for me.

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Post by ^DooM^ » 2009-10-06 19:13

on the newsletter page, ticked all boxes, entered my email address selected subscribe radio button and submitted.
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Post by martin » 2009-10-06 21:15

Hmm. Try now.

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Post by ^DooM^ » 2009-10-06 21:27

Newsletter
An confirmation email has been sent to your email address. You must verify your subscription changes by clicking a link in this email.

If you do not receive the message within 15 minutes, please check your Spam folders in your email client for the message. The message is sent from the address blah@blahserver.com :P

All good and confirmation email worked.
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Post by PeterK2003 » 2009-10-27 20:37

i don't believe there is a link to the change log on the site anywhere. On the download page would be a good place it.

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Post by martin » 2009-10-27 20:59

Good idea PeterK2003. I've added "Change log" next to every build.

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Post by PeterK2003 » 2009-10-27 21:12

Looks good!

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