Next release of the server?

John Dennis jdennis at
Thu Jan 5 17:54:44 CET 2012

On 01/05/2012 10:41 AM, Alan DeKok wrote:
> Alan Buxey wrote:
>> no - it is currently not - mainly because of the new methods
>> used int he SQL/LDAP etc servers. the current config is now different
>> to the old config...and the old config will cause the new server
>> to fail at startup.  as the new features are fundamental to its operation,
>> having some '-compat' flag to stop new features working would be pointless -
>> as the new code is designed around the new features.
>    There is still some backwards compatibility code in 3.0 which I think
> should be removed.  Features to support wrong functionality... that
> later got fixed.  For 3.0, it should be just "use the new features"

As a package distributor where users install new package versions this 
is really critical to understand and get right so let me rephrase what I 
think I've heard to make sure we're all on the same page.

Version 3.x is 100% configuration compatible with version 2.x. If 
someone installs 3.x over an existing 2.x install everything will run as 
it did in 2.x, however 3.x features will not be enabled (because they 
exist in the 3.x configuration files which did not replace the existing 
2.x configuration files during the upgrade). This is guaranteed behavior.

Is this true?

John Dennis <jdennis at>

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