For anyone that's interested, i've packaged up my current version of mailman as three files in
(Note that the klm.p1 patches *supercede* any prior patch packages i sent out - lots of developments today and yesterday. I will try to stick with incremental patches for incremental releases from this point forward.)
mailman-1.0b1.tar.gz - The most recent surviving version (since his server crash and data loss) of john viegas mailman distribution that i could find, and
klm.p1 - patches i've assembled over three or four days of hacking, to bring the revision to 1.0b1.1 (from 1.0b1). They implement a bunch of features, some of which i found imperative. There's a synopsis of the new features in...
klm.notes1 - notes about the first set of patches. Here's the major highlights:
optional anti-spam filter, imposing the constraint that postings with the 'require_explicit_destination' option set must have the name of the list among the explicit recipients ('to' or 'cc') addrs in the message. This measure has been working *quite* nicely on the majordomo lists that i hacked it onto.
rmlist now does *not* get nasty and delete all the lists, templates, and archive hierarchies if you invoke it without any arguments. !
All the list configuration defaults are collected in modules/mm_cfg.py, so ideally the installer compiles the wrappers, puts the files in place, and then applies their settings to this file to configure all the defaults for all the lists.
monthly password reminders are sent out collecting together each users passwords in a single message, rather than sending a message per password.
Prevent cascading subject-line list prefix (which effect many of you on the meta-sig may have noticed in the initial postings - i hadn't tried using the subject-line prefix in my test lists!-)
There's more - read klm.notes1 for details. And these fixes are really not so big compared to the very nice features mailman offers in the first place. I won't go into that here, just suggest you try it out if you're looking for a good maillist mechanism...
Note that i'll be away most of tomorrow and this weekend (in the grand python tradition of being unreachable just after a release). Barring any catastrophic behaviors of the setup in my absence, i'll probably be announcing this on the python newsgroup early next week, and switching over the rest of the python.org mailing lists at that point. (I will probably work with andrew kuchling to integrate with the newer pipermail, first.)
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