[exim-announce] Exim 4.89 Released

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Author: Phil Pennock
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Subject: [exim-announce] Exim 4.89 Released
Exim release 4.89 is now available from the primary download site:

* https://ftp.exim.org/pub/exim/exim4/exim-4.89.tar.xz
* https://ftp.exim.org/pub/exim/exim4/exim-4.89.tar.gz
* https://ftp.exim.org/pub/exim/exim4/exim-4.89.tar.bz2
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Exim 4.89 is primarily a stabilisation release.

This release fixes a number of issues in CHUNKING support; per
"README.UPDATING" inside the release, there is also a new util script
which can try to repair undeliverable mails stuck in your queue as
a result of some issues fixed in this release.

Proxy Protocol support now works with TLS-on-connect and is generally
more robust; IDNA2008 support is now available. DKIM handling is more
robust.

A number of crash bugs have been fixed; new debugging options are
available; include files can now be specified with relative pathnames;
release files are available using .xz compression, not just .gz & .bz2.
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My thanks to Jeremy Harris and Heiko Schlittermann who have done the
lion's share of the work for this release, and to everyone who has
helped with bug-reports and testing: most especially, to those who
endured multiple release candidates and patiently tried each one.
Thank you!
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Please note that we are seeing OpenSSL issues which require 1.0.2
minimum build up in our backlog for fixing after Exim 4.89, so if you
are intending to stick with older OpenSSL releases for the time being,
then Exim 4.89 is probably the last Exim release which will work with
your unsupported-by-OpenSSL-project OpenSSL libraries.

Per our previous announcement: the Exim Project does not support use of
Exim with versions of OpenSSL not supported by the OpenSSL project.
OpenSSL release series 0.9.8, 1.0.0 and 1.0.1 are all now unsupported.
OpenSSL 1.0.2 is an LTS release.

You can use GnuTLS. For OpenSSL, if you're using OS packages, keep
using the OS packages. If you're building Exim from source, then you
should be prepared to also keep your OpenSSL up-to-date too. The doc/
directory now contains a file "openssl.txt" which might be helpful.
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The primary ftp server is in Cambridge, England. There is a list of
mirrors in:
* https://www.exim.org/mirmon/ftp_mirrors.html

The master ftp server is ftp.exim.org, with content also available via
both https and http on that same hostname.

The files are signed with the PGP key 0x4D1E900E14C1CC04, which has a
uid "Phil Pennock <pdp@???>". Please use your own discretion in
assessing what trust paths you might have to this uid. Note that I have
two signing sub-keys and have signed with both; if you have an ancient
GnuPG release, you should get unimplemented warnings for one signature.
If this causes you inability to verify, please let me know; but as long
as you can verify with the other signature then this is expected
behaviour.

The distribution contains an ASCII copy of the 4.89 manual and
other documents. Other formats of the documentation are also
available:-
* https://ftp.exim.org/pub/exim/exim4/exim-html-4.89.tar.xz
* https://ftp.exim.org/pub/exim/exim4/exim-pdf-4.89.tar.xz
* https://ftp.exim.org/pub/exim/exim4/exim-postscript-4.89.tar.xz

The .gz and .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:-
* https://ftp.exim.org/pub/exim/ChangeLogs/ChangeLog-4.89
* https://ftp.exim.org/pub/exim/ChangeLogs/ChangeLog-4.89.xz
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:-
* https://ftp.exim.org/pub/exim/ChangeLogs/NewStuff-4.89
* https://ftp.exim.org/pub/exim/ChangeLogs/NewStuff-4.89.xz
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Release Checksums

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SIZE(exim-4.89.tar.bz2)= 1844430
SIZE(exim-4.89.tar.gz)= 2331598
SIZE(exim-4.89.tar.xz)= 1686652

- -Phil Pennock, pp The Exim Maintainers.