Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 130560
Upgrade to mutt 1.5 (development branch)
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:47:35 EDT
Description of problem:
Currently, we've got the stable branch (1.4) of mutt packaged in
Fedora Core Development, but the unstable/development branch (1.5)
of mutt would be better, because mutt 1.5 has more features (eg.
IDN support - umlaut domains, interesting in Europe) and many bug
fixes for a lot of problems and there are also patches for other
requests (eg. gzip mailbox or nntp support or dynamically threads).
I think Fedora Core/Red Hat also should switch to mutt 1.5, because
SuSE (Novell), Mandrake, Debian, Gentoo and others already switched
to mutt 1.5 in there unstable trees, some of them even already in
their official releases.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I'll attach a diff from a patch between 1.4.1-9 to 1.5.6-1 and the
merged patches - and I would be happy about a change to 1.5.6.
Upgrade to mutt 1.5.6 (development branch).
Created attachment 102959 [details]
Diff between mutt 1.4.1-9 and mutt 1.5.6-1
Created attachment 102960 [details]
We're not going to ship a development upstream version.
Why? Could you tell me a good reason for this strance decision?
Anaconda, Bind, Gaim, Hal, KDE, Libtheora, Ntp, Nvi-m17n, RPM, Samba,
Spamassassin, Wordtrans, Xorg-X11 and other packages are currently as
unstable/cvs/development or other non-released things at Rawhide
available. Why aren't mutt development releases there available, too?!
Fedora Core Development aka Rawhide is the unstable tree of FC and
RHEL and is known to have the latest versions of packages...
xorg, kde, etc will all be released by the time the next release ships.
theora doesn't have a stable release version...
Moreover, it's not like samba is shipping a Samba 4 HEAD, etc.
Bill, it looks like Miroslav Lichvar, the current mutt maintainer at Red Hat,
heared my wish after years... ;-)