[Users] Claws Mail 3.13.2 Unleashed!!

Paul claws at thewildbeast.co.uk
Tue Feb 2 08:57:22 CET 2016

On Tue, 2 Feb 2016 17:40:30 +1100
blind Pete <peter_s_d at fastmail.com.au> wrote: 

> That is the one that is relevant to me.  
> Does the CM team release security patches for "old" releases like
> 3.12 or even 3.11?  I've just realized that I don't remember seeing
> any mention of them recently.  

No, we just do new releases. Always moving forward. All users are
encouraged to use the latest version. I don't see the point of
issuing patches for previous versions. All the patches are freely
available in the GIT tree anyway. Do a diff between the new tag and
the previous tag and there is your patch, or grab individual patches
as they go in.

> Is there an official CM numbering scheme, and what does it mean?

There's no hard and fast rule, it's flexible.

> First number, major release - incompatible with previous ones?

Something significant usually has to happen for this to change. We
moved to 3 when we switched the license from GPLv2 to GPLv3.

> Second number, feature enhancement?   

New features present. (usually)

> Third number, bug fix - not security related?

Bug fixes only, no new features. (usually)

> Fourth number, Security fix?  

There is no fourth number.

> Is there just a single development tree with security fixes
> triggering a release and selection of a suitable number?  

Have a look there and you will see:

A release is not 'triggered', it's an entirely manual process.

> It seems that all CM releases are security releases.  

I don't see why you say that. Have a look there:
> I'm on a long term release distribution because I want to spend more
> time using my computer rather than playing with it.  

There's no playing involved, it's a simple procedure. You could even
add the handful of commands to a bash script and reduce it to a
single command whenever you feel the need.

with regards


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