The HylaFAX development team is pleased to announce our 4.3.1 release!
This release introduces a powerful new email templating system that
offers an unprecedented level of control over the branding of the
email messages HylaFAX sends, and so we encourage you to check it
out. No release would be complete without bugfixes of course, and this
one has plenty. As always, our sincerest thanks go to all who
participate in the development and testing process.
The source code for 4.3.1 can be downloaded from:
(md5: edd50d92a598be13a985b3b94d280022 1,498,444 bytes)
The README from this release follows. Please read it carefully.
* * *
This document is intended to describe the significant differences
between hylafax-4.3.1 and older releases, point out any known
incompatibilites and issues, and provide the reader with directions to
further resources regarding HylaFAX.
* NEW FEATURES *
* Email Templating: Server administrators can now have complete
control over the 'look and feel' of the email messages HylaFAX
sends. We have used this only for internationalization in this
release, but for an example of what can be done with a little
bit of HTML, check out the hylafax-html templates at:
* KNOWN ISSUES *
** Please refer to HylaFAX Bugzilla for a detailed list of issues.
* INCOMPATIBILITIES *
* HylaFAX no longer uses the bin/dictionary script and etc/FaxDictionary
file to customize emails. Users requiring customized emails should
create etc/templates/some-directory/, copy the basic *.txt templates
into there, set the $TEMPLATE variable in etc/FaxDispatch and
etc/FaxNotify and start hacking.
* QualifyCID is obsolete, having been replaced by DynamicConfig in 4.3.0
* DestControls is obsolete, having been replaced by JobControl in 4.3.0
* Some modem config files generated from earlier versions' config file
prototypes may contain Class1TCFRecvHack. This is no longer desireable
for production use, and this feature should now only be used for
* If upgrading from any release older than 4.2.2, be advised
that CIDName/CIDNumber are now part of a larger CallID framework.
* libtiff-3.6.1 is fatally flawed when dealing with Group 3 images.
Don't use it as-is.
* WHO SHOULD UPGRADE? *
This release rolls up several months of development by the HylaFAX
community, and is a recommended release for all users. Notable changes
include fixes to improve the robustness of the Class 1 fax protocol,
the ability to resubmit failed faxes from the commandline, powerful
email templating, a new language (Romanian), stability improvements
for faxq, the ability to compile with shared libraries on Solaris, and
a long list of other fixes and tweaks too numerous to mention. If you
have done a lot of work with FaxDictionary to customize HylaFAX's
emails, then you might want to delay upgrading to 4.3.1 until you have
had a chance to study the new email templating system on a test server.
Anyone presently running a version of HylaFAX older than 4.3.0 and
using DestControls should study the JobControl feature we added in
4.3.0 carefully and test migration to the new framework before
upgrading a production server. Likewise, those using QualifyCID to
reject faxes from certain callers should become familar with
DynamicConfig and RejectCall.
* HYLAFAX BINARY PACKAGES *
Binary packages for some operating systems and platforms are available.
If you are able and willing to produce a binary package of HylaFAX for
general distribution, and one is not already available for your platform/OS,
then you are invited to add it to the Binary_Packages wiki page at
* SUPPORT *
HylaFAX has numerous public support resources available. The user is
encouraged to utilize the manpage documentation before turning to
other support arenas. However, if other support is desired, or if you
would like to actively take part in the HylaFAX community, you are
* join and participate in a HylaFAX mailing list
When corresponding about this software, please always specify:
- what version of HylaFAX you have,
- what system you're running on (if it is Linux please name the
- if the problem is modem-related, identify it and the firmware rev
For example: "HylaFAX 4.3.0 under CentOS 4.4 with gcc 3.4.6;
ZyXEL 1496E with 6.11a firmware."
* read the on-line documentation and resources
* review HylaFAX CVS
* report confirmed bugs, feature requests, and submit patches