[Mailman-Developers] Mailman limitations
Mon, 14 Feb 2000 11:39:51 -0600 (CST)
> Should Mailman be integrated with Zope?
> Would such a change mean that Mailman has to _rely_ on Zope being
> installed, or would it be feasible (and resonably easy) for Mailman to
> take advantage of Zope only if it's available (at run time? Or at
> install time?)?
The latter. Look at the mess that pipermail got Mailman into. It became
an unsupported package, then people wanted to integrate something bigger and
better but couldn't... Ultimately things changed to use built-in
functionality (pipermail) but remain configurable enough to specify
one's own external archiver...
Mailman/Zope interoperability should probably follow the same guidelines.