Darrel O'Pry wrote:
On Fri, 2006-12-22 at 11:02 -0600, Rick Romero wrote:
I think it would be nice to feel like to owner/author of qmail was actually behind it. And to do that, he should be improving upon it - that is, accepting at least the patches that we all use. Obviously it's not a complete product, unless you can point me to a substantial 'stock qmail' userbase. Nobody can even provide binaries for the 'lessers' among us - so they will never use it.


<my rant>

These couple lines are the crux of the problem for my higher ups. They
feel that there is not central driving force behind qmail on a fast
moving internet. It lacks user and general support base. It doesn't come
with our linux distribution, and it can't receive support from
packagers. If they want qmail support its one more vendor in the loop. I've got to interface with the business guys.

I would contact one of the many commercial entities currently supporting qmail (how about Inter7?).

Your example would mean that you have to pay for both developer support and vendor support with something like Redhat. Redhat could always say "it's a sendmail issue" or "it's a Postfix issue".

The stated problem of DJB not supporting qmail removes that, it is unlikely that anyone is the qmail commercial support community would say "contact DJB, we can't fix that". In my experience just the opposite would happen, the qmail support community would respond "sure we can change that". Look at what they already support.

Many people point to the myriad number of patches for qmail and proclaim "it's out of date, it takes so many patches to do anything". I believe it is more a case of "so many patches, I can configure/engineer almost any solution with qmail".

Just my thoughts and I should probably let the thread die. But if support is your stumbling block I would contact a commercial qmail support company, like the one running this list, and at least get a quote and a contract to review.

No, I don't work for inter7, I've not contracted with inter7 for support, they are not paying me to promote them. Though, I did take their offer for free stuff on the website and got some cool sh*&t once ;^)

DAve



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