On Dec 23, 2009, at 5:50 AM, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
Barry Warsaw writes:
On Dec 22, 2009, at 7:47 AM, Tanstaafl wrote:
Please - not to start a 'distro' war, but if work is going to be done, I hope it will be done in a modular fashion so that other forum software (with a plugin architecture) will be able to work with it.
Absolutely, just like we support multiple MTAs, web servers, etc.
Sounds non-trivial. ISTM that this would conflict with pluggable archivers at least, and quite likely with other features of Mailman, since the functionality of Mailman, archivers, and forums all overlap substantially.
Mailman 3 is already more flexibly w.r.t. archivers, in the sense that we define an interface between Mailman and generic archiver, and then implement a number of modules to support everything from Pipermail to mail-archive.com to MHonArc. We should take the same approach with forum integration.