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Re: postfix as default-mta? [Re: Bug#508644: new release goal default-mta?]

Quoting Steve Langasek (vorlon@debian.org):

> My point is precisely that I don't think there are any salient technical
> advantages of one over the other.  Either postfix or exim4 meets our needs
> for a default MTA, and both have packages that appear to be well-supported
> by their maintainers and by the community; so as a TC member I could only
> vote for postfix because I don't *like* exim4 (and its packaging), and I do
> run postfix everywhere.  I.e., it's a question of personal preference; I can
> express the reasons for my preference in terms of technical features of the
> packages, but it still comes down to a popularity contest in the end.

...balanced by other considerations such as the one bringed by Manoj
later (existing installed, base and/or documentation, etc.).

Even if the -ctte has trouble doing the decision, I think that having
that discussion happening in the CTTE would help converging towards a
decision. You guys are there *also* because we trust you for not only
putting your personal preferences over "higher" considerations...

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