Fedora migration: complete

A bittersweet afternoon: I just completed migration of my mail server from Mandriva 2010.1 to Fedora 15. MDV 2010 is out of support now, I don't trust MDV 2011. I could've gone with Mageia, but it just seemed simpler to stick to Fedora for everything. So now all of my personal machines and servers are on Fedora. It's a shame to not be running MDV any more after all this time - nearly exactly ten years. But I feel more confident now about an all-Fedora set up and it'll make things easier.

I also took the opportunity to move from courier to dovecot, which seems to be generally better-maintained and have quite a few capabilities courier does not. The conversion went remarkably smoothly, partly thanks to the great documentation and tools on the dovecot site, and it sure seems to be super fast so far. No problems noted as of yet - fingers crossed! But if I don't seem to be replying to your emails, ping me on IRC and sound the alarm...


ghmitch wrote on 2011-09-26 03:13:
Adam, I am currently dual booting Mageia 1 and Mandriva 2011. Mandriva has changed a lot what with ROSA and all. Its not bad, but it carries on with the tradition of a sort of flakey instability that comes with its daring bleeding edge approach. I use it from time to time simply because of its wide range of applications. Mageia on the other hand is much more conservative in its approach and rock solid. Since I use the computer more to get stuff done than as a toy, I find myself consistently using Mageia over Mandriva. Mageia was actually a big relief for me because in my experience its stability far exceeds what Mandriva ever achieved. It is just really really dependable. I am REALLY REALLY happy with it and I wasn't really sure which way I would go when the split occurred. But I know you will be happy with Fedora. I actually tried it out recently at the time of uncertainty with Mandriva and I was amazed at how "desktop user friendly" it has become. Fedora has come a long way and, of course, there are big challenges ahead what with the transition to UEFI and GPT and BtrFS not far behind. Lots of change ahead and not all of it will be smooth sailing. But we'll get there and it'll end up being better than where we are now. We miss you over in the Mageia/Mandriva community, but wish you all the best! Fortunately the Linux distros are really all one big family in many ways. All that you guys are doing over on the Fedora side will eventually benefit all of us. Thanks for all of your hard work! Regards, George
matej.ceplovi.cz wrote on 2011-09-27 10:51:
Why not RHEL/CentOS? EPEL still needs testing ;)
adamw wrote on 2011-09-27 19:46:
I just didn't want to deal with the extra complexity. I know how Fedora works. I don't really have much of a clue when it comes to RHEL/CentOS.