[Mailman-Announce] Released: Mailman 2.1.8 release candidate

Tokio Kikuchi tkikuchi at is.kochi-u.ac.jp
Fri Apr 7 02:16:52 CEST 2006

Hi all,

Mailman 2.1.8rc1 was released for the final test of 2.1.8.

Important: This is not only a release candidate but also include a fix 
for a cross-site scripting bug found in 2.1.7.  All sites running 
previous versions are adviced to upgrade to 2.1.8(rc1).  I am going to 
release the final by the next weekend if nothing serious happens.

Please download it from Sourceforge file area:


Here is a history of user visible changes to Mailman.

2.1.8rc1 (07-Apr-2006)


     - A cross-site scripting hole in the private archive script of 2.1.7
       has been closed.  Thanks to Moritz Naumann for its discovery.

   Bug fixes and other patches

     - Bouncers support added: 'unknown user', Microsoft SMTPSVC, 
       and several others.

     - Updated email library to 2.5.7 which will encode payload into 
       upon setting.  This enabled backing out the scrubber related patches
       including 'X-Mailman-Scrubbed' header in 2.1.7.

     - Fix SpamDetect.py potential hold/reject loop problem.

     - A warning message from email package to the stderr can cause error
       in Logging because stderr may be detached from the process during
       the qrunner run.  We chose not to output errors to stderr but to
       the logs/error if the process is running under mailmanctl subprocess.

     - DKIM header cleansing was separated from Cleanse.py and added to
       -owner messages too.

     - Fixes: Lose Topics when go directly to topics URL (1194419).
       UnicodeError running bin/arch (1395683).  edithtml.py missing import
       (1400128).  Bad escape in cleanarch.  Wrong timezone in list archive
       index pages (1433673).  bin/arch fails with TypeError (1430236).
       Subscription fails with some Language combinations (1435722).
       Postfix delayed notification not recognized (863989).  2.1.7 (VERP)
       mistakes delay notice for bounce (1421285).  show_qfiles: 'str'
       object has no attribute 'as_string' (1444447).  Utils.get_domain()
       wrong if VIRTUAL_HOST_OVERVIEW off (1275856).


     - Brad Knowles' mailman daily status report script updated to 0.0.16.

Tokio Kikuchi, tkikuchi@ is.kochi-u.ac.jp

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