[Mailman-Developers] RELEASED GNU Mailman 3.0 alpha 3 (Working Man)

Barry Warsaw barry at list.org
Mon Aug 24 23:16:03 CEST 2009

On Aug 22, 2009, at 2:25 PM, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:

> Shouldn't these release messages for 3.0 alphas redirect to
> mailman-developers?

They should, yes.  The next ones will.

> Barry Warsaw writes:
>> Please note that this is an alpha release and as such is not ready  
>> for
>> production use.
>> You can get the code from the Cheeseshop:
> And do what with it?  Check it in to a git repo, right?  I mean, you
> did say you were looking forward to content contributions! ;-)


> (2) README.txt refers to a bunch of files in docs/readme/ that don't
>    exist (including the directory itself).  If you're planning to
>    reorganize the docs directory, now might be as good a time as any
>    to fix the README.  If you plan to populate it instead, you could
>    add a note that volunteers to write the as yet nonexistent docs
>    would be welcome.

I've done some reorganization of the documentation.  The doc build  
process is a little wonky still, as is the documentation itself.  For  
example, I think we need a lot more overview docs than we have now.   
Most of what we have now is doctest output.  But in any case, I've  
uploaded the current set of documentation to the Cheeseshop:


Volunteers are definitely wanted to help smooth out the build process,  
theme the documentation to "Mailman style" and help fill out the  

> (3) docs/ALPHA.txt says you need an unofficial branch of lazr.config
>    ... which doesn't seem to exist:

It's a lie.  Mailman 3 now uses the standard lazr.config package.   
Documentation is updated.  So bin/buildout will DTRT.

> *sigh* I guess I'll just be a good little boy and get the PyPI
> package, but ... nah, I'll just go to bed and when I wake up I'll
> discover it was all a bad dream, right?

Yes, that's it!  A bad dream.  Check out


which should be much more helpful now.

what-can-this-strange-device-be?-ly y'rs,

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