I am very pleased to announce the release Mailman 2.1.19 final.
Python 2.4 is the minimum supported, but Python 2.7 is recommended.
This release has several new features, 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.
There are also bug fixes.
See the attached README for more details.
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 admindbdetails.html template.
I strongly encourage anyone with an interest in translations of Mailman to get this release and help with updating the translations.
This is the final release of Mailman 2.1.19, but if I receive additional i18n updates, I will release those later.
There have been a few changes since the first candidate release, some of which were in the second and third candidates.
- There have been updates to the Romanian, Russian, Polish, Japanese and
- Mailman's character set for both Romanian and Russian has been changed
to utf-8 and Mailman's version updater has been augmented to try to find strings in the old character set in list configurations and convert them.
- The admindb held message display has been improved to not break
multi-byte characters and not abandon conversion to the list's character set on an invalid character.
- There was a new subscribe_auto_approval feature in the first release
candidate and this is augmented to accept the @listname syntax.
- Organization: headers are now removed from posts to anonymous lists.
- The display of real names on the list roster added in the first
release candidate has been made conditional on a new ROSTER_DISPLAY_REALNAME mm_cfg.py switch that defaults to No due to privacy concerns.
Information on these and other changes in this release are in the attached README and in the NEWS file in the release tarball.
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.
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Mailman 2.1.19 can be downloaded from