Hey folks, it looks like we're going to have a quorum of core developers at
Pycon 2012 in Santa Clara, so we will definitely be sprinting on Mailman 3.
We'll be primarily working on the integration of the core engine with the
official Django-based web ui. If you want to participate, kibbitz, or just
learn more about MM3, I highly encourage you to join us.
Remember, the Pycon sprints are free and you do not need to register for the
conference to attend. Please do sign up on this page if you're going to join
us though, so we can plan sprint room sizes and such:
If you haven't been to a Pycon before though, I highly recommend it. There
are tons of great speakers and presentations, some great tutorials before the
conference starts, and always excellent BoFs and other events. Attendance is
capped at 1500 though, so if you're thinking about it, JFDI already! :)
I'm sorry to forward some very sad news about one of our own from the Mailman
community. If you've ever looked at the ACKNOWLEDGMENTS file you will see
this entry in the core contributors section:
Tokio Kikuchi, Mailman's weatherman
Tokio Kikuchi was instrumental in our early internationalization efforts. I
remember testing out one of his early patches which enabled Japanese support
in Mailman. At a Python conference years ago, I started the branch and was
delighted to see the familiar Mailman admin pages come up in Japanese. Of
course, I could not read it, but I happened to be sitting next to a native
speaker who confirmed that it was indeed correct Japanese. That made me very
happy, and I'm proud of his ongoing contributions to Mailman in general and
internationalization in particular. He will be missed.
If you would like to leave a note of your own, please see this page:
The following is forwarded with permission.
Begin forwarded message:
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 14:22:43 +0900
From: Atsuo Ishimoto <ishimoto(a)gembook.org>
Subject: About Tokio Kikuchi
I'm Japanese Python developer. You can see my name as an anuthor of
Python's PEP 3138.
Now, please let me inform you that Mr. Tokio Kikuchi, famous open
source developer and one of Mailman contributor, died at 14, Jan by