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Re: jabberd (1) deletion?

Frédéric Fauberteau <> writes:

> Le 2019-07-30 20:42, Greg Troxel a écrit :
>> Greg Troxel <> writes in April of 2015:
>>> Does anyone use, know anyone who uses, or has heard a rumor that
>>> someone
>>> uses jabberd 1.4.2?  The distfile is dated July 2003, and it seems
>>> almost everyone has migrated to jabberd2.
>>> If you are using it, it's probably worth updating the package to
>>>, released in June of 2012.  Volunteers?
>>> I dimly remember trying to update from 1.4.2 to 1.4.4 and finding it
>>> harder than migrating a server to jabberd2, so I gave up.
>> It's now four years later.  As you know I'm not a raging deletionist.
>> In 2015, someone said they were using it, but now their email bounces.
>> The update to the release (2007) has not happened yet.
>> So:
>>   Is anyone still using jabberd 14?
>>   Does anyone know anyone who uses it?
>>   Has anyone heard a rumor that there is still someone using it (from
>>   pkgsrc)?
> I do not use chat/jabberd and never heard any rumor. If there is no
> vulnerability, I would try to update it because delete it seems to me
> like putting the work of developers to the bin.

Great - I'm glad to hear that you are going to update it!  Feel free to
ask if any questions :-)

It's not us discarding the work; upstream's last release is 12 years
ago.  That's so old that I suspect that people tha track of vulnerabilities no
longer care if there are any, because one would not expect anyone to be
still using it.  Plus it's left in archives.

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