Our current GNU Mailman logos were designed by the Dragon De Monsyne many
years ago. They have served us exceedingly well, but with the coming of
Mailman 3, we've decided it's time our logos got a face lift. So we're
opening up a new logo contest to the Mailman and GNU communities. We invite
your creative and inspiring designs!
Details of the contest and submission guidelines are available here:
Submissions will be open until February 28, 2010, and is open to everyone, so
feel free to forward this announcement. Please contact the Mailman Steering
Committee at mailman-cabal(a)python.org with any questions.
I'd like to officially kickoff the Mailman 3 web user interface project. I
want to invite all interested developers and designers to join in on helping
to produce an awesome, modern user interface for the next version of Mailman.
I believe we have enough infrastructure in the core Mailman 3 engine to
support at least initial work on the WUI. The architecture we've laid out is
solid I believe. The Mailman 3 engine provides a REST HTTP server exposing a
full-access administrative interface. The WUI will be a separate optional
process that sites can run, which communicates over REST to manage security
and provide external HTTP/HTML access to Mailman functionality for users, list
administrators, and site administrators.
All discussions about the WUI can be conducted on the mailman-developers
mailing list. The wiki can be used to collect artifacts such as design notes,
decisions, and progress:
(Contact me or mailman-cabal(a)python.org off-line if you need write access.
The wiki is fairly locked down due to spam.)
The Launchpad project for the Mailman WUI is here:
but there is currently very little there at the moment. Remember too that we
are trying to gather critical mass to sprint on the WUI at Pycon 2010:
Hello everyone, welcome to 2010 and another Mailman 3 alpha release.
I'm happy to announce Mailman 3.0 alpha 5. New in this release are additional
REST API methods for subscribing and unsubscribing email addresses to mailing
lists, and for listing all members of all mailing lists. Mailman also
properly handles the -join, -leave, and -confirm email commands and
sub-addresses (-subscribe and -unsubscribe are aliases for -join and -leave).
A few more command line scripts have been renamed, a 'devmode' setting has
been added, and Mailman now searches for its configuration file using this
-C config command line argument
$MAILMAN_CONFIG_FILE environment variable
As always, you can download the tarball from the Cheeseshop or Launchpad:
Documentation is available here: