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Dovecot updated to 1.2.13

Again a new version of Dovecot is released. As far as I can tell it’s just a bug fix release (mostly concerning ACL’s) and not a security fix. I think that if you are not affected then you are not required to upgrade and can skip this one. But sometimes it’s better to be safe then sorry.

Now I’ve got my production server running Dovecot (finally) and can tell you that it really rocks and I performed the upgrade without any problem. Just configure, compile and install as per instructions and then kill the current running dovecot process. The new version should start automatically.

Just an small remark, just saw in my WordPress dashboard before posting this, that I’ve passed the 200 blogposts on this blog. That is excluding the 134 pages (the actual documentation) and the 920 comments (which I tend to prune every now and then to keep them relevant).

Small update

I’m very busy with a lot of updates which I need to test on all my test machines and production systems that I wish there were more than 24 hours in a day to get everything done. My current dayjob is also very interesting and challenging and requires a lot of input from my brain. But I’m still chugging everything as well a I possibly can so expect some more blogposts in the coming week.

Here is nice one for the people wh recently bought a mini, someone found out that it will take 8 Gb of usable memory just like the newer MBP’s. It’s a shame that it still soooo expensive but it is a good thing to look forward to. I’m almost temped to by another mini just to see how this would perform. I think it would make a awesome server, although I must confess that of my current production server only half of it’s 1Gb is in active use.

For people looking to host a server at MacMiniColo.net, they have some second hand mini’s listed on the sign up page which will do the job perfectly for less money. I did this myself as well and it is stil working. I like their service so much I recently renewed for a two year period.

Back to testing…

Update: Forgot to mention that I’ve finished installing everything on a clean install of Snow Leopard. So that now works as it is supposed to do. Next up getting my mini ready for the update and installing everything in 32 bits.

Short notice

I know a lot of you are awaiting news on Snow Leopard! The early release has put me into a tight spot as I’m on holiday now (I’m typing this in an internet cafe paying a ridiculus rate per hour). Snow Leopard is lying in my mailbox at home and I didn’t bring any Mac with me. So bear with me untill the next weekend when I’ll be back home and will post updates.

Postfix has released a new version 2.6.5 as well. Usually they are installable without problems so feel free to update and I will test is soon!

Sorry about this!

Hawk Wings is back!

Yes, Hawk Wings the blog for everything related to Email, Todos and more is back. Tim Gaden has started to blog again after being more than a year off-line. His blog has been (and will be) a valuable source of information for people wanting to get the most out of their email (and related) programs on their Mac.

Got myself a new Mac, finally

I’ve been considering a new Mac for quite some time now. I needed the upgrade as my current mini’s don’t support 64 bit mode. I’ve been dependent on the computers of others to develop the 64 bit instructions. This was not an ideal situation to work with. The trouble is of course choosing which Mac to buy. All new Macs are gorgeous and each has his strong points. The mini is the cheapest Mac which could do the 64 bits, I really like the mini (I have 3 of them). I even considered buying a Mac Pro with the possible virtualization options in the future. I finally settled for a 15″ MacBook Pro.

Some of the reasons for choosing a laptop were:

  • The ability to take it with me. More people are depending on my support for their server (yes I offer paid support on a best effort basis) and being away from home without a Mac is making it difficult.
  • The option to use it for my day job and to drop the ugly Dell laptop I got from my employer. You’ve got to admit the new unibodies are drop dead gorgeous.
  • It’s gorgeous!
  • I think the 2 GPU’s are going to give me an advantage when Snow Leopard will be able to utilize them with the OpenCL stuff. This should mean I can keep using the new laptop for quite some time without it getting old and slow.

I wanted to to thank all the people who donated money, it’s been used to help me buy the laptop.

Here is a picture of the new laptop on my desk at home. Still installing and configuring the basic stuff before installing a new version of DIYMacServer. Enjoy.

PS. Just found out my old G4 mini got a problem. Probably a faulty hard drive…

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