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Maintaining qmail in 2019, Amitai Schleier
2019-03-06 @ 17:45 EST (22:45 UTC) - Suspenders, 108 Greenwich St, 2nd Floor +

qmail 1.03 was notoriously bothersome to deploy. Twenty years later, for common use cases, I've finally made it pretty easy. If you want to try it out, I'll help! (Don't worry, it's even easier to uninstall.) Or just listen as I share the sequence of stepwise improvements from then to now -- including pkgsrc packaging, new code, and testing on lots of platforms -- as well as the reasons I keep finding this project worthwhile.

Amitai Schleier (@schmonz) ( is a software development coach, legacy code wrestler, non-award-winning musician, and award-winning bad poet. He publishes fixed-length micropodcasts at Agile in 3 Minutes, writes variable-length articles at, and contributes code and direction to notable open-source projects such as NetBSD, pkgsrc, ikiwiki, and qmail. Amitai's ideas, prose, music, and puns have manifested at Agile Roots, Agile for Humans, CodeMash, Self.conference, pkgsrcCon, Pittsburgh Perl Workshop, NYCBUG, the International Rachmaninoff Conference, and the Alfred Joyce Kilmer Memorial Bad Poetry Contest.