On Mar 26, 2012, at 04:11 PM, Andrea Crotti wrote:
>Great news Barry, but just one thing, I checked now on list.org and the GNU
>Mailman website and there is no mention of this release.. is that on purpose?
Not really. The server moved recently and my keys hadn't been installed.
Looks like they still aren't, so let me ping the admins.
Now that Mailman 3 is in beta, I would like to spend more time working
on it. To that end, I am planning to release Mailman 2.1.15 soon. This
release fixes quite a few bugs and adds some needed new features. See
the NEWS file at
This release contains several new message strings and a template
modification, none of which have been translated. So, if you are a
language champion or just an interested user or anything between, I need
There is a new feature to request a password reminder from the private
archive login page. This necessitated an addition to
templates/<language>/private.html. I have added the new information to
all the templates, but it is in English. If you can help translate this
into your language, get the private.html template from your language
and send me a translated template.
Also, all the message catalogs have been merged from the new mailman.pot
and there are fuzzy translations and untranslated strings as a result.
If you can help with fixing these, get the current
LC_MESSAGES/mailman.po file from your language directory at
and send me an updated version.
If you can help with this, please do it before the end of April. If you
want to help but aren't sure what to do, let me know and I'll try to
Mark Sapiro <mark(a)msapiro.net> The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California better use your sense - B. Dylan
Hello Mailman enthusiasts!
Use the key, unlock the door
See what your fate might have in store...
Building on the excitement and amazing progress at our sprints at Pycon 2012,
I am very happy to announce the availability of GNU Mailman 3.0 beta 1, code
named "The Twilight Zone".
After nearly four years of design, discussion, and development, we can now see
a clear path to a final release. I thank everyone who has helped us get here,
by participating on the mailman-developers mailing list, the bug tracker, in
private conversations, and code contributions, both to Mailman itself and all
the great projects it builds on. Special thanks go to our recent sprinters,
Andrea Crotti, Florian Fuchs, Toshio Kuratomi, Daniel Mizyrycki, Terri Oda,
Mark Sapiro, and Stephen Turnbull.
While you do want to be careful using 3.0b1 in production, I hope that you
will get a copy of the code and run it through its paces. Several people are
known to be running real mailing lists using the code base. At this point,
the feature set is frozen, as is the database schema. We'll use the schema
migration machinery to do any schema changes from here to the final release.
I'm also ecstatic to announce the first alpha release of Postorius, our new
official name for the Django-based Mailman 3 web user interface. The name was
suggested by core developer Florian Fuchs in honor of a bass hero of both of
ours, Jaco Pastorius. Postorius 1.0 alpha 1 is code named "Space Farm".
Postorius is in large part based on the great work of Anna Senarclens de
Grancy and Benedict Stein who worked on a new Mailman web ui during their
Google Summer of Code projects in 2010 and 2011. This alpha version connects
to Mailman 3.0's REST API to add and edit lists and domains, as well as to
moderate messages. It uses Django's auth app and Mozilla's BrowserID for
authentication (a list of the current features is contained in the NEWS file
of the package). Apart from the current state there are many more ideas left
for the upcoming releases. There is a great team working on the web ui as
well as on a new archiver, so stay tuned, and come join us!
You can download GNU Mailman 3.0b1 from Launchpad or the Python Cheeseshop:
Postorius 1.0a1 is available from Launchpad and Cheeseshop as well:
The GNU Mailman documentation is available online at:
You can submit bug reports to GNU Mailman and Postorius at:
GNU Mailman and Postorius are released under the GNU General Public License
version 3 or later.
(On behalf of the entire GNU Mailman development team)