[Bug 224245] Merge Review: squirrelmail
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Summary: Merge Review: squirrelmail
------- Additional Comments From wtogami at redhat.com 2007-02-12 20:38 EST -------
Thank you for explaining the source of our problems. I was not aware of the
existence of the "extra decoding library" until recently. I do not fully
understand the implications this yet, but I suspect we did things in a stupid
way in an attempt to workaround individual problems. Additionally, I did not
have the priority or time to investigate deeply into this software.
I have to admit that my opinions about squirrelmail have been negatively colored
over the past years having been forced to add more and more ugly encoding hacks
to our package due to widespread complaints by our users. Nobody had pointed me
at the "extra decoding library" and instead continued to pile more patches.
This led me to believe (perhaps improperly) that squirrelmail was not evolving
to modern standards, hence my "terrible" comment.
To be honest, I still have a negative feeling about squirrelmail. For years now
I've been wanting to remove it from Fedora and ship something else. But I can
be convinced otherwise, if squirrelmail is capable of being standards compliant,
usable to users, and easy to maintain.
I need help. I would like to undo the ugly hacks that we have included due to
our lack of understanding, and ship squirrelmail as close to upstream as
possible. I guess the first step is to remove all the re-encoding stuff, add
the extra decoding library, and see if any of our patches are relevant for upstream.
Would you be interested to co-maintain the squirrelmail package within Fedora?
We will soon have the ability to grant you commit and build access to the
package so that we can more easily work together in package maintainership.
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