Re: [exim-dev] Security issues in exim4 local delivery

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Author: Dominic Hargreaves
To: exim-dev
Subject: Re: [exim-dev] Security issues in exim4 local delivery
On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 08:36:52PM +0100, Nigel Metheringham wrote:
> Exim development is currently effectively dead. We are averaging
> maybe one CVS commit a month (and worse, we are still = on CVS).
> We currently have no one to manage a release (well one possible),
> and no one volunteering to take on this work.
> If there is no one else taking this on then I will build a release,
> however I will also document it as being the last exim release as
> the development community is unable to sustain further work, so the
> only reasonable recommendation is for people to transition to a
> mailer that has long term support.

This is disturbing news. Exim is widely deployed and an important piece
of software and I find it hard to believe that noone cares enough to step
up (I guess I didn't realise how bad it was before).

I use Exim and although I'm not a C programmer I am happy to help out
in any way I can. I've managed small open source software projects
before and handled release processes, and I'm familiar with version
control systems - and I'm a systems administrator by day.

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