INN 2.5.0rc2 available

Julien ÉLIE julien at
Mon Apr 27 18:33:24 UTC 2009


The second release candidate for INN 2.5.0 has just been released:

Please test it and report any problem you find.  It will probably
be the last release candidate before INN 2.5.0.

It would be great if the new checkgroups handling system could be
tested!  It is important and we do not want to blow up active files
(with an unwanted removal of newsgroups...) so it would be better
if other people than me tested it.  Thanks!


** Full changes since INN 2.4.6:

In case you update from INN 2.4.x, you should look at the above link.

Since INN 2.5.0rc1, we added:

    * Checkgroups control messages are now differently handled by
      controlchan: all matching lines in control.ctl will be used for a
      given checkgroups and a doit action will really be executed (adding,
      removing and changing the status of newsgroups).  You should make sure
      that your local configuration does not rely on the previous behaviour
      of only mailing changes, without actually performing them.

    * The overview.fmt file is no longer used by INN.  Two new parameters
      have been added to inn.conf:  *extraoverviewadvertised* and
      *extraoverviewhidden*.  Although innupgrade takes care of the change
      during "make update", you should make sure that your overview database
      is consistent with all the fields declared in overview.fmt because
      they will all be advertised, and "Xref:full" forced as the eighth
      overview field.  See the inn.conf(5) man page for more information
      about these parameters.

    * New control.ctl.local sample file.

    * A few bug fixes.

Have a nice day,

Julien ÉLIE

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