[Mailman-Developers] Re: [Mailman-Announce] Mailman 2.1.6 beta 1

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Mon Jan 17 01:08:55 CET 2005

On Sun, 2005-01-16 at 18:29, Barry Warsaw wrote:
> I put together a tarball for Mailman 2.1.6 beta 1

I forgot to add the NEWS file excerpt of changes since 2.1.5:

    - Most of the installation instructions have been moved to a latex
      document.  See admin/www/mailman-install/index.html for details.

    - VERP_PROBES is disabled by default.

    - bin/withlist can be run without a list name, but only if -i is given.
      Also, withlist puts the directory it's found in at the end of sys.path,
      making it easier to run withlist scripts that live in $prefix/bin.

    - bin/newlist grew two new options: -u/--urlhost and -e/--emailhost which
      lets the user provide the web and email hostnames for the new mailing
      list.  This is a better way to specify the domain for the list, rather
      than the old 'mylist at hostname' syntax (which is still supported for
      backward compatibility, but deprecated).

    - Added the ability for Mailman generated passwords (both member and list
      admin) to be more cryptographically secure.  See new configuration
      ADMIN_PASSWORD_LENGTH.  Also added a new bin/withlist script called
      reset_pw.py which can be used to reset all member passwords.  Passwords
      generated by Mailman are now 8 characters by default for members, and 10
      characters for list administrators.

    - Allow editing of the welcome message from the admin page (1085501).

    - A potential cross-site scripting hole in the driver script has been
      closed.  Thanks to Florian Weimer for its discovery.  Also, turn
      STEALTH_MODE on by default.

    - Chinese languages moved from 'big5' and 'gb' to 'zh_TW' and 'zh_CN'
      respectively for compliance to the IANA spec. Note that neither language
      is supported yet.

    - Python 2.4 compatibility issue: time.strftime() became strict about the
      'day of year' range.  (1078482)

    - New feature: automatic discards of held messages.  List owners can now
      set how many days to hold the messages in the moderator request queue.
      cron/checkdb will automatically discard old messages.  (790494)

    - Improved mail address sanity check.  (1030228)

    - SpamDetect.py now checks attachment header.  (1026977)

    - New feature: subject_prefix can be configured to include a sequence
      number which is taken from the post_id variable.  Also, the prefix is
      always put at the start of the subject, i.e. "[list-name] Re: original

    - List owners can now use Scrubber to get the attachments scrubbed (held
      in the web archive), if the site admin permits it in mm_cfg.py.  New
      variables introduced are SCRUBBER_DONT_USE_ATTACHMENT_FILENAME and
      behavior.  (904850)

    - Filter attachments by filename extensions.  (1027882)

    - Bugs and patches: 955381 (older Python compatibility), 1020102/1013079/
      1020013 (fix spam filter removed), 665569 (newer Postfix bounce
      detection), 970383 (moderator -1 admin requests pending), 873035
      (subject handling in -request mail), 799166/946554 (makefile
      compatibility), 872068 (add header/footer via unicode), 1032434
      (KNOWN_SPAMMERS check for multi-header), 1025372 (empty Cc:), 789015
      (fix pipermail URL), 948152 (Out of date link on Docs),  1099138
      (Scrubber.py breaks on None part),  1099840/1099840 (deprecated %

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