[Mailman-Developers] Features requested...
Barry A. Warsaw
Mon, 15 Nov 1999 23:56:56 -0500 (EST)
>>>>> "SH" == Steven Hazel <email@example.com> writes:
Me> The problem here is that we don't actually keep that
Me> information around in the database. This is bogus, and is
Me> something that I hope will get fixed when we have a real User
Me> database (don't ask when ;)
SH> What are the current plans for this? I'd like to help. I
SH> should have some time over the coming holidays.
Well, there are a number of questions (if it was an easy hack it'd
already be done :).
First, do we want to use a real OODB underneath (such as ZODB), or do
we cook our own? If we cook our own, do we modify Mailman to run as a
long-running process to make things efficient? How do we handle
safely modifying the user database (e.g. a user adding email addresses
to their profiles)? There are also UI issues for making all this
convenient for users. Finally, a user database should be robust
enough to handle specifying various other roles. IOW, users can also
be list admins, list moderators, and site admins.
Too sleepy to write more tonight.