[Mailman-Developers] Help programming MemberAdaptor...
Sat Nov 2 21:37:07 2002
On Wed, 30 Oct 2002, Martin Whinnery <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Err, define "populate". Is this a one-time thing? Or do you want the
> > list membership to always come from an LDAP lookup?
> The latter. I help run a large educational campus, and we hold all
> accounts and groups in LDAP. These groups change membership over time,
> and I want to associate mailing lists with some of them. What I don't
> need is the headache of remembering to keep the memberships in sync.
FYI, This is precisely what's taking the SQL MemberAdaptor so long
(besides all my other commitments :-). The designincludes not only normal
mailing lists, but also the ability to set up meta-mailing lists. The
idea is that there is exactly one "course" mailing list, but each
individual course "art-101" is a separate topic for which people have
separate subscriptions. That way the creation of additional courses in
the DB automatically translates to the creation of additional mailing
lists ("email@example.com", "firstname.lastname@example.org", etc.).
It is configurable per list whether or not someone can subscribe to