The advantages are bug/security fixes, Y2K compatibility, and being
current when it comes to asking support questions. I am not always
the first one to jump on the new version band wagon myself, but this
version (1.94.5) has been out for 10 months.
Old style aliases with all the parameters on one line are still
supported, as are the old listname.config files, but any argument
defined in both, the config file takes priority. You will want to
send `writeconfig <listname> <password>` for each list to update
the config files after the upgrade so they include all the new
variables and their default settings.
Other items to watch for depends on if your local ISP has done any
customization to majordomo, there may be an out-of-the-box feature
that handles what they were trying to do now, or they may have to
add the customization back into this version.
Things I have done to 1.94.5 after upgrading are changing the regex
for valid email address back to the way it was in 1.94.4, added the
archive2.pl patch (fixes another Y2K issue), modified digest to look
for spool files in sorted order, and added the patch to tighten
security up a bit for the unsubscribe command. There are patches
which add or enhance other features, but I have not applied them.
The primary location for downloading majordomo is,
Jay O'Brien wrote:
> Dan (and others),
> The majordomo version in use by my ISP is 1.94.3. If I encourage
> them to upgrade, what are the changes/advantages, and where is the
> new program? Also, what administrative problems should be expected
> with such an upgrade?
> From my perspective, I don't have any problems with 1.94.3. It
> performs nicely for me and the 8 lists I manage. There are probably
> another 50 lists on the server.
> Jay O'Brien
> Rio Linda, CA