[Mailman-Developers] Re: [Mailman-Users] [ANNOUNCE] Mailman 1.0b9

Balazs Nagy julian7@kva.hu
Tue, 2 Mar 1999 11:36:10 +0100 (CET)

On 2 Mar 1999, Per Starback wrote:

> Barry wrote:
> > But I'd like b10 to be the last beta.  It's time to get 1.0 out the
> That sounds good!  As a very new user of Mailman I can say that the
> beta version number was one thing that made me hesitant about using
> Mailman when I recently looked around wondering what MLM I should
> switch to. (I'm finally leaving SmartList after several years.)

Well, ezmlm works great - at least at the mailing part of the issue.
Mailman works a lot slower but it has more features (except of archive
commands).  BTW it would be nice if we put an archiving method to Mailman
but I don't know which way would be the best.

> Hm, --with-cgi-ext was in 1.0b8 too.  At least it's mentioned in the
> INSTALL there, but I didn't use it.

Nope.  It was in the INSTALL file but no one put it in until now.

>  * Possibility for individual list members to say if they want
>    a Subject line [tag] or not.  That would mean that there would have
>    to be two versions of each message, but I think that would be worth
>    it as the [tag]/no tag preference is more about the preferences
>    (and mail situation) of individual list members that about the
>    preferences of the list itself or its maintainer.  I would never
>    add a tag like that on my lists per default, but if users who want
>    it could get it explicitly that would be nice.

It's not a good idea because this adds more latency and complexity.  I think
four to eighteen bytes won't hurt anyone if they know who is the sysadmin.
Regards: Kevin (Balazs)