[JDEV] Re: jabberd 1.4.3 release candidate again

Frank Seesink frank at mail.wvnet.edu
Mon Nov 3 11:04:40 CST 2003

maqi at jabberstudio.org wrote:
> On Mon, 3 Nov 2003, Frank Seesink wrote:
>>mod_auth_crypt.c also showed that libcrypt ("-lcrypt") was not part of
>>the standard LIBS definition in Cygwin.  Not sure if this latter part is
> No. The "-lcrypt" was present in version 1.41 of jsm/Makefile but got lost
> in the last commit. I'll fix it.

	Ok, cool.
>>If you need any more information, or need me to send this any other way,
>>please let me know.
> As already mentioned in the mail I wrote to you yesterday, I suggest to
> move the contents of the Cygwin README to the jabberd's WWW pages.
> There's a kind of template at
> http://jabberd.jabberstudio.org/1.4/doc/?page=winguide
> , just click on "Edit this page" at the bottom.

	Apologies.  I tend to use Mozilla as my newsreader, hooking in to 
Gmane.org's NNTP feed for this mailing list.  Hadn't checked my email 
this weekend, so I missed your private emails.  Sorry about that.

	I will do as you suggest above.  Also, as you suggested in the private 
emails, I will

* update the sample jabber.xml file and post here when ready
* send the necessary Makefile changes to the respective module owners 
for JUD, MU-Conference, etc.
* read up on cvs diff -u (again, sorry for that.  Just haven't had much 
time to read up on diff.  I understand what it does; just need to get 
comfortable with the switches/etc.)

>>By the way, I noticed your vote to *exclude* GNU Pth from the 1.4.3
>>distribution.  Is that the plan?
> Unless anybody comes up with a decent counter-argument, yes ;-).
>>For folks not altogether familiar with the Pth library, this exclusion
>>might cause more grief.
> Jabberd is the only piece of software I know that comes with the libraries
> it needs. While I can understand that this is handy sometimes, I think it
> causes several problems. For example, on better OS distributions the
> libraries should be retrieved and updated from the OS's repository
> ("apt-get install...", "emerge..."). Also, if you read the mailing list
> archive, you see that admins often encounter problems due to pth being
> compiled but not properly installed ("pth.h not found").

	Point taken, and you're right.  OS repositories (even one as simple as 
Cygwin's setup.exe) are definitely better.  So no counter-argument from 
me. :-)  [Just have to add some instructions for Cygwin users, as Pth 
isn't installed nor available currently as a Cygwin package, and so will 
require a manual download/compile/install.  More to add to jabberd's WWW 

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