On Saturday 7 July 2007 18:35, Barry Warsaw wrote:
Mailman 2.1 is (shockingly) four and a half years old, having been initially released on 30-Dec-2002. The last release in the series, 2.1.9 was made almost a year ago. In the meantime, Mark and Tokio have been doing a great job maintaining the 2.1 branch, with several important patches in the tree now that will eventually become 2.1.10. The problem of course is that we can't add any new features to the 2.1 family <wink>, so we should be thinking about a new major release.
These sound like sensible plans and I'm curious about what 2.2 and 3.0 will bring. However, my question is whether we can expect some 2.1.x releases in the short term (like 2.1.10 you mentioned). As you say it will take quite some while for 2.2 to be released, and we'd like to get the fixed bugs in the 2.1.x branch to our users in the meantime.
Regular 2.1.x releases with assorted fixes would be welcome to not scare users away from Mailman while we're waiting for the "big" releases.