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HylaFAX 6.0.0 release

                            *   ANNOUNCE   *

The HylaFAX development team is pleased to announce the first release of
HylaFAX 6.0.  HylaFAX 6.0 contains lots of new development and features that
have accumulated in CVS for the past year since HylaFAX 4.4 was branched off
for stable maintenance.

Our sincerest thanks go to all who participate in the development and testing
process.

The source code for this release is available from our FTP site:
        ftp://ftp.hylafax.org/source/hylafax-6.0.0.tar.gz

MD5SUM:
        716de4f44b2a18205b4b24135f307e23  hylafax-6.0.0.tar.gz

SHA1SUM:
        f8020efcd48d17f5728d5bb0e6b46df2cd4b8ad2  hylafax-6.0.0.tar.gz


HylaFAX 6.0 introduces several new features for HylaFAX:
  * PCL Support
  * hfaxd can sort list output (like sendq) arbitrarily for clients
  * I18n: HylaFAX client strings are now translated and available in
    different languages
  * IPv6 support
  * New permissions in hfaxd to allow for more admin control on who can
    see/modify jobs/faxes (see PublicJobQ/JobProtection/PublicRecvQ)
  * Powerful page range handling capabilities
  * Better faxq/notify integration
as well as many improvements to the T.30 protocol code.

There are only 2 differences to note if you're upgrading from HylaFAX 4.4
or older, neither of which are likely to affect many users:

1. If you have clients that still use the old protocol (not the common FTP style
protocol), they will no longer work with the new hfaxd daemon.

2. The notification email mechanism no longer sends "blocked" emails by default,
as the jobs are not being requeued, or done.  To continue receiving them,
you'll need to configure it accordingly in FaxNotify.

The full set of release notes is browsable:
        http://git.hylafax.org/HylaFAX?a=blob;f=doc/RELEASENOTES-6.0.txt;hb=HYLAFAX-6_0_0

                      *   HYLAFAX BINARY PACKAGES   *

Binary packages for some operating systems and platforms are available.
Please see:

    ftp://ftp.hylafax.org/binary/
    http://www.hylafax.org/content/Binary_Packages
    http://www.hylafax.org/content/Handbook:Binary_Package_Install

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 above.

                        *   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
invited to:

   * join and participate in a HylaFAX mailing list
     See: http://www.hylafax.org/content/Mailing_Lists

     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
       distribution)
     - if the problem is modem-related, identify it and the firmware rev
     For example: "HylaFAX 6.0.0 under CentOS 5.3 with gcc 4.3.1;
       ZyXEL 1496E with 6.11a firmware."

   * read the on-line documentation and resources
     See: http://www.hylafax.org/content/Documentation

   * review HylaFAX CVS
     See: http://www.hylafax.org/content/Developers

   * report confirmed bugs, feature requests, and submit patches
     See: http://bugs.hylafax.org/



Thanks,

   The HylaFAX development team

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