I am very happy to announce our new wiki!
If you go to wiki.list.org you will see our shiny new Moin-based wiki. We are
retiring the old Confluence-based wiki at the end of February. Until then,
you can access it at old-wiki.list.org.
Our very huge thanks go to Paul Boddie who did the amazing conversion work,
almost single-handedly reverse engineering the Confluence dump through several
iterations. Of course, our thanks also go to John Viega, owner of the
list.org domain and Mailman's inventor for helping us get the DNS flipped
over. Thanks too to everyone who gave feedback on the new wiki, contributed
to the old wiki, and continue to help edit this important resource for the
Our thanks also go to the Python Software Foundation and the PSF
infrastructure team for providing us with the virtual machine hosting our
If you had write access to the old wiki and want it again for the new wiki,
you will have to re-submit a request to mailman-cabal(a)python.org. Please be
sure to register with wiki.list.org and provide us with your user name.
With this conversion, I am happy to say that GNU Mailman is finally fully
hosted on free software. While we appreciate the years of service donated to
us by Atlassian and Contegix, it's important that we set an example by
utilizing an entirely free software stack for our development and outreach.
The wiki was our last remaining non-free bits.
Let the gardening begin!
(On behalf of the GNU Mailman steering committee)
P.S. We are working on the SSL certificate for the new wiki. Stay tuned.
I am pleased to announce the second release candidate for Mailman 2.1.19.
Python 2.4 is the minimum supported, but Python 2.7 is recommended.
This release has several new features since 2.1.18-1, some newly
implemented and some backported from the now truly defunct 2.2 branch -
there is nothing left in that branch that isn't in this release.
Associated with those changes are many things that have i18n impacts
including new and modified strings in the message catalog, a new
adminaddrchgack.txt template and a minor change to the
I strongly encourage anyone with an interest in translations of Mailman
to get this release and help with updating the translations.
There are also bug fixes.
See the attached README for more details.
The differences between this and the first 2.1.19 candidate are the
The subscribe_auto_approval feature in the first candidate has been
augmented to accept @listname to auto approve members of another list.
Organization: headers are unconditionally removed from posts to
anonymous lists and a bug involving ANONYMOUS_LIST_KEEP_HEADERS has been
fixed. (LP: #1419132)
The admindb interface display of a held message body has been fixed to
not stop in the middle of a multi-byte character and not fail to convert
to the display character set message bodies with invalid characters.
Additionally, and the main reason for this second candidate, Mailman's
character set for both Romanian and Russian has been changed to utf-8.
(LP: #1418735) and (LP: #1418448). This may be disruptive in that
following this change, some archive pages and some list attributes for
lists whose preferred_language is one of those two languages may not
display correctly. Archives can be fixed by running 'bin/arch --wipe'
for the affected lists, but list attributes will probably have to be
fixed manually. I hope the benefits of this change will outweigh the
pain, and I encourage anyone with Romanian or Russian Language lists to
try this release and report your experience. It may be possible to fix
at least some list attributes programmatically as part of the version
I plan to release the final 2.1.19 release at the end of February, and
it would be good to have as many i18n updates as possible by then.
Mailman is free software for managing email mailing lists and
e-newsletters. Mailman is used for all the python.org and
SourceForge.net mailing lists, as well as at hundreds of other sites.
For more information, please see:
Mailman 2.1.19rc2 can be downloaded from
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