I've just uploaded Mailman 2.1.5 release candidate 2 (no, you never saw rc1 :). Since there are some fairly significant changes with this version, I felt it was necessary to put out a release candidate to hopefully prompt some additional testing.
If you're able to test the new version, that would be great, but please note that:
* The file format for on-disk messages in the qrunners has changed. Until now, each queued message was represented by two files, a .msg and a .pck file. With this version, all information is kept in the .pck file. This improves stability and performance. The upgrade script will attempt to convert all your existing .msg/.pck files to the single .pck file, but there may still be lurking problems with this conversion. * The pending database has been changed from a global pickle file living in $prefix/data, to a unique pickle file per mailing list. The upgrade script attempts to determine which list each pending request belongs to, but it isn't always possible to know, so while it does the best it can, there may still be lurking problems with this conversion.
If you upgrade you should do so only on a quiet system. I recommend shutting down Mailman, your MTA, and your web server before doing the upgrade. Please note any problems you have with the conversion scripts (you may want to make backups first ;).
My thanks for not letting the above discourage you from testing the new version. :) I think the improvements in 2.1.5 are worth it, and based on experiences running python.org, the new version should be quite stable once installed.
I plan to release 2.1.5 final sometime next weekend. -Barry
On Sat, 2004-04-24 at 23:47, Barry Warsaw wrote:
I've just uploaded Mailman 2.1.5 release candidate 2 (no, you never saw rc1 :).
There was something wrong with the tarball, so I just uploaded a new version (along with a new signature and an updated md5sum in the release notes).
If you grabbed the 2.1.5c2 tarball before just now, please try again.