[exim-announce] Exim 4.68 Released

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Author: Philip Hazel
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I have just put Exim release 4.68 on the primary ftp site:

ftp://ftp.csx.cam.ac.uk/pub/software/email/exim/exim4/exim-4.68.tar.gz
ftp://ftp.csx.cam.ac.uk/pub/software/email/exim/exim4/exim-4.68.tar.bz2

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This release contains a number of new features, as well as some bug fixes. The
documentation has been updated. The PostScript/PDF documentation has again been
made by a new process. Instead of using xmlto/fop (as was done up to 4.66),
PostScript is generated directly from the XML by a program called SDoP that I
have been quietly writing for the last couple of years. It is now publicly
released, and it can do a better (and 60 times faster) job on the Exim manual
than xmlto/fop. In particular, change bars are back, as are font changes in the
indexes, and there are fewer typographic inelegancies.

As usual, all changes are in the doc/ChangeLog file. See also the
README.UPDATING file for changes that might impact on some installations.
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The primary ftp server is in Cambridge, England. There is a list of mirrors in:

ftp://ftp.csx.cam.ac.uk/pub/software/email/exim/Mirrors

The distribution files are signed with Philip Hazel's GPG key, which is
available on the ftp site and on a number of keyservers. The signature files
are in the same directory as the tarbundles. The MD5 hash codes for the
distribution files are:

41e9a5f5937f50d3cf5ba62986b06602 exim-4.68.tar.gz
f9c729295ec61e279a76856ef332492f exim-4.68.tar.bz2

The distribution contains an ASCII copy of the 4.68 manual and other documents.
Other formats of the documentation are also available:

ftp://ftp.csx.cam.ac.uk/pub/software/email/exim/exim4/exim-html-4.68.tar.gz
ftp://ftp.csx.cam.ac.uk/pub/software/email/exim/exim4/exim-pdf-4.68.tar.gz
ftp://ftp.csx.cam.ac.uk/pub/software/email/exim/exim4/exim-postscript-4.68.tar.gz
ftp://ftp.csx.cam.ac.uk/pub/software/email/exim/exim4/exim-texinfo-4.68.tar.gz

The .bz2 versions of these tarbundles are also available.

The ChangeLog for this, and several previous releases, is included in the
distribution. Individual change log files are also available on the ftp site,
the current one being:

ftp://ftp.csx.cam.ac.uk/pub/software/email/exim/ChangeLogs/ChangeLog-4.68
ftp://ftp.csx.cam.ac.uk/pub/software/email/exim/ChangeLogs/ChangeLog-4.68.gz

Brief documentation for new features is available in the NewStuff file in the
distribution. Individual NewStuff files are also available on the ftp site, the
current one being:

ftp://ftp.csx.cam.ac.uk/pub/software/email/exim/ChangeLogs/NewStuff-4.68
ftp://ftp.csx.cam.ac.uk/pub/software/email/exim/ChangeLogs/NewStuff-4.68.gz

The Exim Test Suite is available for use on other hosts:

ftp://ftp.csx.cam.ac.uk/pub/software/email/exim/Testing/exim-testsuite-4.68.tar.bz2

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Philip Hazel            University of Cambridge Computing Service