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[Bug 1232] The default makefile is unhelpful for IPv6
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http://bugs.exim.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1232

Git Commit <git@exim.org> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Git Commit <git@exim.org> 2012-04-23 22:17:06 ---
Git commit:
http://git.exim.org/exim.git/commitdiff/e9eb345703f60f91a25b474ad3f85ebee5193e9e

commit e9eb345703f60f91a25b474ad3f85ebee5193e9e
Author: Jeremy Harris <jgh146exb@wizmail.org>
AuthorDate: Mon Apr 23 21:47:53 2012 +0100
Commit: Jeremy Harris <jgh146exb@wizmail.org>
CommitDate: Mon Apr 23 21:47:53 2012 +0100

Add pointer to IPv6 support in prototype Makefile (bug 1232).
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src/src/EDITME | 4 ++++
1 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/src/src/EDITME b/src/src/EDITME
index 01faca2..c4aedb6 100644
--- a/src/src/EDITME
+++ b/src/src/EDITME
@@ -979,6 +979,10 @@ SYSTEM_ALIASES_FILE=/etc/aliases
# dynamic loading library is not otherwise included.


+#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
+# Uncomment this setting to include IPv6 support.
+
+# HAVE_IPV6


###############################################################################
# THINGS YOU ALMOST NEVER NEED TO MENTION
#


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[Bug 1232] The default makefile is unhelpful for IPv6 [ In reply to ]
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Jeremy Harris <jgh146exb@wizmail.org> changed:

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Resolution| |FIXED




--- Comment #2 from Jeremy Harris <jgh146exb@wizmail.org> 2012-04-23 22:25:55 ---
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Re: [Bug 1232] The default makefile is unhelpful for IPv6 [ In reply to ]
On 2012-04-23 22:25, Jeremy Harris wrote:
> Resolution| |FIXED

For the future: when do we enable IPV6 by default?
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Re: [Bug 1232] The default makefile is unhelpful for IPv6 [ In reply to ]
On 2012-04-23 at 22:56 +0100, Jeremy Harris wrote:
> On 2012-04-23 22:25, Jeremy Harris wrote:
> > Resolution| |FIXED
>
> For the future: when do we enable IPV6 by default?

There was a recent RFC on what Internet connectivity means, which
includes IPv6, so we have an argument in our favour any time we do make
the change.

We have a README.UPDATING which should get a warning of this sort of
change.

I think that the best way forward will be to pick a release, then in the
previous release's announcement mail include a note warning that the
subsequent release will enable IPv6 by default. We can do that in the
4.78 announcement and then enable in 4.79, if there's a general
consensus to go for it.

Where "consensus" to me means "no committer speaks up against it, or if
they do then we can debate and come to some kind of conclusion".

-Phil

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Re: [Bug 1232] The default makefile is unhelpful for IPv6 [ In reply to ]
On Mon, 23 Apr 2012, Phil Pennock wrote:

> On 2012-04-23 at 22:56 +0100, Jeremy Harris wrote:
>> On 2012-04-23 22:25, Jeremy Harris wrote:
>>> Resolution| |FIXED
>>
>> For the future: when do we enable IPV6 by default?
>
> There was a recent RFC on what Internet connectivity means, which
> includes IPv6, so we have an argument in our favour any time we do make
> the change.
>
> We have a README.UPDATING which should get a warning of this sort of
> change.
>
> I think that the best way forward will be to pick a release, then in the
> previous release's announcement mail include a note warning that the
> subsequent release will enable IPv6 by default. We can do that in the
> 4.78 announcement and then enable in 4.79, if there's a general
> consensus to go for it.

I'd be tempted to say that enabling IPv6 by default qualified
a release for a "0" - perhaps 4.80 ?

Phil Hazel didn't usually use all the numbers.

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