January 2005

HP now supports sendmail for MPE/iX 6.5

Customers can now start beta-testing the latest version of sendmail for MPE/iX, according to vCSY engineer Mark Bixby, a release that the company will support for more 3000s than ever. The following sendmail 8.13.1 beta patches are now available from the HP Response Center: SMLHDB9(A) for MPE/iX 6.5, SMLHDC0(A) for MPE/iX 7.0, and SMLHDC1(A) for MPE/iX 7.5

Bixby said the new version “primarily consists of all sendmail.org bug fixes since the previous MPE release of sendmail 8.12.1. With the 6.5 patch, sendmail is now supported by HP on 6.5 for the first time. Previously you could run the 7.0 or 7.5 version of sendmail on 6.5, but it was never supported by HP in that kind of environment.”

HP is including full source code and build documentation with the release “for all of you homesteaders out there who expect to be running sendmail on MPE past 12/31/06.”
As always, HP needs customers to test this release to get this new version out of beta and into general release. “Your taking the time to obtain, install, and test these patches is very much appreciated,” Bixby said in a note to the 3000-L mailing list. “The more people who participate, the sooner the patches will go GR.”

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