I moderate the Connectionists mailing list which has ~5,000 subscribers.
Unfortunately I do not have control over the server hardware and the admin
interface is extremely slow. Thus, I would like to be able to simply reply
to each e-mail sent to connectionists-owner to accept, discard, etc each
e-mail. Unfortunately gmail does not parse out the attachment correctly and
so I can't do this.
I realize many of you will say that gmail is not a proper MUA but that
doesn't weigh on me very heavily since I am otherwise very productive with
it. I am also skilled in Python, although as you can imagine I have a long
todo list. But, if someone could define a clear path to making this work
perhaps I could meet the Mailman 3 deadline, whenever that is. Or perhaps I
could work with someone on it, or convince someone else that an alternate,
more general and widely supported (e.g., supported in all very popular web
e-mail clients) e-mail interface to mailman administration is worth their
Professional Research Assistant
Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab
University of Colorado at Boulder
As GNU Mailman version 3.0 alpha2 is launched and being made compatible with
the other web frameworks , so what would be the preference like Django,
Web2Py or any other ??
And how the authentication system would be working in Mailman 3.0 , like the
issues of clear text passwords as if someone wants to use the mailing list's
database info can be used somewhere else .
Just a quick announcement to let you know that wiki.list.org is scheduled to
be off-line for upgrades starting at 2200 UTC on Friday, March 19, 2010.
Total downtime is not known, as they will be upgrading us to the latest
version and it's a big upgrade.
I believe that there was a Code Sprint at Pycon to work on the MM 3.0 UI
(and other items). Is there any place I can go to read about what has been
implemented thus far in MM 3.0 and what features are still outstanding with
regards to MM 3.0 and in particular the UI?
I tried to find the page in the wiki Florian mentioned but realized it
probably hadn't been created yet. Would you mind sending a link to it once
> >there are still a few things to do but I'm hopeful I can get things ready
> >over the weekend. My goal is to have a simple django skeleton running that
> >talks to the rest server in a working MM3-environment. I will update the
> >with info on what is where and also outline some of the things we
> >during the sprint so everyone interested can get themselves up to speed.
> Sounds great Florian, thanks. I think once we get the framework going and
> a test server up, we're going to get a lot of folks interested in helping
> flesh out the web ui. At least I hope so! :)
wiki.list.org may experience some short-term outages as the fine folks at
Contegix attempt to upgrade our instance. They originally tried to do it over
the weekend, but had some troubles and now want to attempt it again during
I am interested in implementing a new feature in Mailman and am in need of a
bit of direction. The feature I'm considering would match the subject of an
inbound message against one or more regexes and upon finding a match would
redirect the message to a different, pre-defined, list. The web interface
would have a text box accepting a regex and a drop-down list of mailing
lists to redirect the message to. The original sender would get an
auto-response saying something like "Based on the content of your subject
line, we have redirected your message to this list ..." etc.
I've been picking through the code (very nice and well-documented) and have
not been able to find the right spot to insert a bit of code to do what I
want. Would anyone be able to point me to the right handler class to
modify? Maybe I need a new handler that gets called as a sort of filter?
I'm not exactly sure yet and I don't see anything that seems to have that
kind of interface.
Any help is greatly appreciated!
Of course, any code I write (and which you find useful) will go right back
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.