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Thu 24 Oct 2013

Mavericks Torture Tests

Category : Technology/MavericksTortureTest.txt

I’ve tested MailServe for Mavericks (and all the other Enablers) as much as I can before placing them on my web site for people to use.

MailServe is a pretty deep product, with plenty of components and moving parts underneath. I thought I’ve tested every feature and fixed all the things I could see that had been broken — different versions of Postfix requires different configuration parameters and Apple is in the habit of swapping out Unix level command line tools without warning.

But I’ll still get mail like this

ProcmailMavericksError.png

and I’ll have to scramble to test everything again. 

So, if things don’t look like they’ve changed, it doesn’t mean that nothing has changed. Sometimes a lot has changed, underneath.

For example, do people who’ve downloaded DNS Enabler for Mavericks realise that Apple has left out BIND and the named daemon in Mavericks? Never mind :) But, by knowing (just) enough to build my own binary, I could custom-build one now that will take advantage of the multiple CPUs in the Mac to process the incoming DNS queries in parallel. So going forward, having been forced to figure out how to build my own binary from source, it means I can go ahead, in spite of what Apple might want to do, to explore things like BIND10, the latest incarnation of the named server.

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