Re: [Mailman-Developers] Mailman web user interface kick-off
I'm Florian, a web developer from Berlin. I have been subscribed to the mailing list for a year now, but haven't posted anything so far. So first things first: Hi to you all!
I was, however, present at last year's Pycon MM-sprint (and will be this year), so here's what I recall, along with some thoughts:
I guess the framework would be one of the first things to decide about. At last year's sprint, we talked about using Pylons and genshi as a template engine. On the other hand: Pylons' standard template engine, Mako, seems to be a lot faster while having a similar set of features (i18n, ...). Being relatively new to Python I personally don't have a preferred framework (Pylons seemed fine, though...). But I am a fan of the MVC pattern because of the separation of logic and layout. So using something like Pylons or Django seems like a good idea to me.
I already did a lot of work using django, jquery, and some python libraries. All is accessible on : http://dev.arbrows.org We already put it in beta production at : http://archives.rezo.net. The main goal of this project, is to have a "generic" webapp for all mailing list managers(mailman, sympa, ...), and it should be a good idea to create an open REST API. We have a lot of ideas for arbrows futur, but well I have not really time atm to work full time on this project, i'm walking slowly.
If you're interested to help me/us, please contact me, it'll be a pleasure.