[Mailman-Users] Re: Newbie requesting basic how-to
chris-barnes at tamu.edu
Wed Sep 22 16:26:26 CEST 2004
Brad Knowles <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org> wrote:
>> I've figured that out, and I can certainly see why it makes sense
>> when the list administrator is not directly on the machine that
>> hosts mailman, but it seems like it would be useful to have an
>> alternative of running a python GUI that does the same thing
>> without having to run the web server when the use for it is so
>> limited. Just a suggested item for the to-do list.
> I don't understand how you could possibly accomplish this. Are
> you proposing that the Python developers create an entire new
> Graphical User Interface, to compete with X11R6/Gnome/KDE and the
> like, and then somehow serve this remotely via the Internet?!?
I'm going to come at his question from the 'other side'...
Having "grown up" in a Listserv (lsoft) environment since the mid 80's,
I *like* being able to configure my server by use of .config files (ie.
text editing) and create/maintain lists via email. After all, it seems
ALOT harder to use 20 different webpage forms than it is to type in:
Put Listname List PW=listpw
Subscription= Owner Send= Public
Reply-To= Sender Review= Private
Confidential= Yes Service= *
Editor-Header= No Notify= Yes
Subject-Tag= MyList Default-Options= Subj
Notebook = Yes,/archives/listname,Monthly,Private
Digest = Yes,Same,Daily,,10000
Owner= chris at txbarnes.com Chris Barnes
Editor= chris at txbarnes.com Chris Barnes
and email it to the server.
Please don't mistake what I'm saying here. I like MailMan and it has
some nice features that Listserv doesn't have (the newsgroup mirroring
for example is great). And of course the fact it's free whereas
Listserv is &$#$@ expensive is a HUGE bonus. But there is alot to be
said for simplicity.
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