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The HylaFAX development team is pleased to announce our 4.3.0 release!
 
The HylaFAX development team is pleased to announce our 4.3.0 release!
 
This release introduces several powerful new features to HylaFAX, and
 
This release introduces several powerful new features to HylaFAX, and
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testing process.
 
testing process.
  
                              *  *  *
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The source code for 4.3.0 can be downloaded from:
  
This document is intended to describe the significant differences
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ftp://ftp.hylafax.org/source/hylafax-4.3.0.tar.gz<br />
between hylafax-4.3.0 and older releases, point out any known
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incompatibilites and issues, and provide the reader with directions to
 
further resources regarding HylaFAX.
 
  
                          *  NEW FEATURES  *
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This document is intended to describe the significant differences between hylafax-4.3.0 and older releases, point out any known incompatibilites and issues, and provide the reader with directions to further resources regarding HylaFAX.
  
* JobControl: Allows arbitrary control of outbound jobs, and can
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==NEW FEATURES==
  provide send-side "virtualization" of devices
+
* JobControl: Allows arbitrary control of outbound jobs, and can provide send-side "virtualization" of devices
* DynamicConfig: Improved to allow arbitrary control of inbound
+
* DynamicConfig: Improved to allow arbitrary control of inbound jobs, and can provide receive-side "virtualization" of devices
  jobs, and can provide receive-side "virtualization" of devices
+
* Internationalization: Templating system for translating the emails HylaFAX sends into other languages, with out-of-the-box support for French, German, Italian, Polish, Portugese and Spanish.
* Internationalization: Templating system for translating the
 
  emails HylaFAX sends into other languages, with out-of-the-box
 
  support for French, German, Italian, Polish, Portugese and Spanish.
 
  
                        *  KNOWN ISSUES   *
+
==KNOWN ISSUES==
 
+
* Please refer to HylaFAX Bugzilla for a detailed list of issues.
** Please refer to HylaFAX Bugzilla for a detailed list of issues.
 
 
 
                      *  INCOMPATIBILITIES  *
 
  
 +
==INCOMPATIBILITIES==
 
* QualifyCID is obsolete, having been replaced by DynamicConfig
 
* QualifyCID is obsolete, having been replaced by DynamicConfig
 
* DestControls is obsolete, having been replaced by JobControl
 
* DestControls is obsolete, having been replaced by JobControl
* Some modem config files generated from earlier versions' config file
+
* 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 debugging purposes.
  prototypes may contain Class1TCFRecvHack.  This is no longer desireable
+
* If upgrading from any release older than 4.2.2, be advised that CIDName/CIDNumber are now part of a larger CallID framework.  
  for production use, and this feature should now only be used for
+
* libtiff-3.6.1 is fatally flawed when dealing with Group 3 images. Don't use it as-is. See: http://bugs.hylafax.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=500
  debugging purposes.
 
* 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.
 
  See: http://bugs.hylafax.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=500
 
  
                      *  WHO SHOULD UPGRADE?   *
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==WHO SHOULD UPGRADE?==
 +
Several new features have been added in this release that may be of considerable value to many users. We have also made imporant fixes to client-server timezone handling, the batching of outbound jobs, the Class 1 fax protocol's handling of V.34, and PAM on Solaris. For these reasons, this is a recommended upgrade for all users. Anyone presently using DestControls should study the new JobControl feature 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.
  
Several new features have been added in this release that may be of
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==HYLAFAX BINARY PACKAGES==
considerable value to many users. We have also made imporant fixes to
+
Binary packages for some operating systems and platforms are available. Please see:
client-server timezone handling, the batching of outbound jobs, the
+
*ftp://ftp.hylafax.org/binary/
Class 1 fax protocol's handling of V.34, and PAM on Solaris. For these
+
*http://www.hylafax.org/content/Binary_Packages
reasons, this is a recommended upgrade for all users. Anyone presently
+
*http://www.hylafax.org/content/Handbook:Binary_Package_Install
using DestControls should study the new JobControl feature 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  *
+
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 www.hylafax.org.
  
Binary packages for some operating systems and platforms are available. 
+
==SUPPORT==
Please see:
+
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
 
 
  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 at
 
www.hylafax.org.
 
 
 
 
 
                      *  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:
 
invited to:
  
  * join and participate in a HylaFAX mailing list
+
===join and participate in a HylaFAX mailing list===
    See: http://www.hylafax.org/content/Mailing_Lists
+
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 v4.0pl2 under RedHat Linux 4.2 with gcc 2.7.2;
 
    ZyXEL 1496E with 6.11a firmware."
 
  
  * read the on-line documentation and resources
+
When corresponding about this software, please always specify:
    See: http://www.hylafax.org/content/Documentation
+
* 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 v4.0pl2 under RedHat Linux 4.2 with gcc 2.7.2; ZyXEL 1496E with 6.11a firmware."
  
  * review HylaFAX CVS
+
===read the on-line documentation and resources===
    See: http://www.hylafax.org/content/Developers
+
See: http://www.hylafax.org/content/Documentation
  
  * report confirmed bugs, feature requests, and submit patches
+
===review HylaFAX CVS===
    See: http://bugs.hylafax.org/bugzilla
+
See: http://www.hylafax.org/content/Developers
  
 +
===report confirmed bugs, feature requests, and submit patches===
 +
See: http://bugs.hylafax.org/bugzilla
  
  
 
Thanks,
 
Thanks,
  
  The HylaFAX development team
+
The HylaFAX development team
 
 
-------------------------------------------------------------------
 
 
 
And now, a note from HylaFAX's original author ;-)
 
 
 
Silicon Graphics has seen fit to allow me to give this work away.  It
 
is free.  There is no support or guarantee of any sort as to its
 
operations, correctness, or whatever.  If you do anything useful with
 
all or parts of it you need to honor the copyright notices.  I would
 
also be interested in knowing about it and, hopefully, be acknowledged.
 
 
 
Finally, note that this software is called ``HylaFAX'', not ``Hylafax'',
 
``hylafax'', and certainly not ``FlexFAX'' (the old name which someone
 
else has a copyright on).  If you want to refer to this software use
 
``HylaFAX (tm)'' and be sure to honor the Silicon Graphics trademark.
 
 
 
Sam Leffler
 
 
 
Use and Copyright
 
-----------------
 
 
 
Copyright (c) 1988-1996 Sam Leffler
 
Copyright (c) 1991-1996 Silicon Graphics, Inc.
 
HylaFAX is a trademark of Silicon Graphics
 
 
 
    Permission to use, copy, modify, distribute, and sell this software and
 
    its documentation for any purpose is hereby granted without fee, provided
 
    that (i) the above copyright notices and this permission notice appear in
 
    all copies of the software and related documentation, and (ii) the names of
 
    Sam Leffler and Silicon Graphics may not be used in any advertising or
 
    publicity relating to the software without the specific, prior written
 
    permission of Sam Leffler and Silicon Graphics.
 
 
 
    THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS-IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
 
    EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY
 
    WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. 
 
 
 
    IN NO EVENT SHALL SAM LEFFLER OR SILICON GRAPHICS BE LIABLE FOR
 
    ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND,
 
    OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS,
 
    WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGE, AND ON ANY THEORY OF
 
    LIABILITY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE
 
    OF THIS SOFTWARE.
 
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Latest revision as of 13:04, 18 May 2006

The HylaFAX development team is pleased to announce our 4.3.0 release! This release introduces several powerful new features to HylaFAX, 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 4.3.0 can be downloaded from:

ftp://ftp.hylafax.org/source/hylafax-4.3.0.tar.gz
(md5: 15fbb3eb5fdf6def379799442a68da4e 1,468,136 bytes)

This document is intended to describe the significant differences between hylafax-4.3.0 and older releases, point out any known incompatibilites and issues, and provide the reader with directions to further resources regarding HylaFAX.

NEW FEATURES

  • JobControl: Allows arbitrary control of outbound jobs, and can provide send-side "virtualization" of devices
  • DynamicConfig: Improved to allow arbitrary control of inbound jobs, and can provide receive-side "virtualization" of devices
  • Internationalization: Templating system for translating the emails HylaFAX sends into other languages, with out-of-the-box support for French, German, Italian, Polish, Portugese and Spanish.

KNOWN ISSUES

  • Please refer to HylaFAX Bugzilla for a detailed list of issues.

INCOMPATIBILITIES

  • QualifyCID is obsolete, having been replaced by DynamicConfig
  • DestControls is obsolete, having been replaced by JobControl
  • 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 debugging purposes.
  • 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. See: http://bugs.hylafax.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=500

WHO SHOULD UPGRADE?

Several new features have been added in this release that may be of considerable value to many users. We have also made imporant fixes to client-server timezone handling, the batching of outbound jobs, the Class 1 fax protocol's handling of V.34, and PAM on Solaris. For these reasons, this is a recommended upgrade for all users. Anyone presently using DestControls should study the new JobControl feature 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. Please see:

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 www.hylafax.org.

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 v4.0pl2 under RedHat Linux 4.2 with gcc 2.7.2; 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/bugzilla


Thanks,

The HylaFAX development team


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