[Mailman-Developers] Mailman roadmap
barry at python.org
Fri Jul 20 22:56:17 CEST 2007
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On Jul 9, 2007, at 10:06 AM, Thijs Kinkhorst wrote:
> These sound like sensible plans and I'm curious about what 2.2 and
> 3.0 will
> bring. However, my question is whether we can expect some 2.1.x
> releases in
> the short term (like 2.1.10 you mentioned). As you say it will take
> some while for 2.2 to be released, and we'd like to get the fixed
> bugs in the
> 2.1.x branch to our users in the meantime.
> Regular 2.1.x releases with assorted fixes would be welcome to not
> scare users
> away from Mailman while we're waiting for the "big" releases.
Agreed. Mark and Tokio will decide when 2.1.10 is ready, and I
suspect that we will have perhaps a few more point releases before
2.2 and 3.0 are out.
I would like the upgrade from 2.1.x to 2.2 to be as easy as 2.1.x to
2.1.x+1. The upgrade to 3.0 will likely require running an 'export'
command in 2.x followed by an 'import' command in 3.0. The really
tricky parts will be resolving conflicts when merging users. I
haven't thought this far ahead, but it may be that there's an
intervening conflict resolution step, or resolution strategies in the
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