brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Sat Mar 26 04:05:20 CET 2005
At 6:31 PM -0800 2005-03-25, John W. Baxter wrote:
> But at any rate, Exim 3 to ?? Is a very good opportunity to consider Postfix
> rather than Exim 4 as the ??. Mailman 2.x to 3.0 will likely present a
> similar opportunity to look around at what else there is.
I suspect that Mailman 2.x to 3.x will not be that rough. Yes,
the architectural changes internally are quite massive, but I see no
reason that a "make upgrade" process shouldn't be able to read the
old pickle format data and rewrite that into whatever the new format
is. I don't think that Mailman is as complex a program as either
postfix or Exim, and I don't think the changes are going to be that
Of course, I wasn't around for the 2.0.x to 2.1.x conversion, so
I can't speak for how this has worked in the past.
> (The seemingly
> never-ending lack of Majordomo 2 was what moved us to Mailman from
What drove me to Mailman was not the lack of Majordomo2 per se,
but was that there were so many additional things I had to add to the
system to get it working the way I wanted, and adding Majorcool plus
MHonArc to our existing Majordomo installation was likely to be about
as painful as switching everything over to Mailman instead.
Mailman is certainly not perfect, but I think it's a lot more
scalable and certainly more easily managed than Majordomo, and that's
good enough for me.
Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
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