[Mailman-Users] Integrating mailman with joomla/mambo
david at vizion2000.net
Mon Apr 23 19:55:45 CEST 2007
On Monday 23 April 2007 09:17:44 Brad Knowles wrote:
> At 3:51 AM -0700 4/23/07, David Southwell wrote:
> > Has anyone done this?
> > If so how successful?
> Pretty successful.
> > How about username/password integration?
> Hard to say. I know people who've done it (e.g., Curtis Preston),
> but I have not done it myself.
> > It would be really great to have mailman as a joomla/mambo module
> > If not does anyone have any ideas how to go about this?
> > I am posting a similar question in the joomla forum
> If you search the FAQ Wizard for "joomla", or "content management
> systems", or "web board discussion systems", or "PHP", or "forum", or
> various related terms then you should come across FAQ 1.26. So far
> as I know, that is the latest information we have on this subject.
> If you had already searched the FAQ Wizard on these subjects, please
> let us know what search terms you used that did *not* pull up FAQ
> 1.26, and we'll try to get it modified to suit.
> If you have any more information to add to that FAQ entry, please
> feel free to make your own contribution (using the instructions
> provided in the FAQ Wizard itself) and let us know.
Yes I did read the FAQ but what was written there was not really specific
enough. I did not want to be too critical of the FAQ so I did not mention
what I had seen there when I originally posted.. but maybe that was remiss of
There was a interesting aside about some work done by Scot Harris but no link
to him e or to the software mentioned or even an indication that the results
of his work are available in the public domain. The implication of the FAQ
was a need to look elsewhere for a generic solution for providing a module
giving a full integration for Joomla and mailman. What the FAQ did do was to
reinforce what I knew.. that such integration was possible.. but took me no
further towards actually doing it.
Unfortunately, as in many other places, the FAQ, whilst providing many
apparently hopeful mentions, which can be very useful in some instances, it
seems that there have not been enough informed contributions. This means the
work does not, in many places, have sufficient specific follow ups. Perhaps
this is an indication that those of us who are new to mailman might perhaps
pay more attention to turning the results of our learning experience into
well written contributions that improve the quality of the FAQ over time.
Do not get me wrong-- I have found the FAQ can be really useful at times, but
the Mailman FAQ is a bit of a curates egg. Sometimes it seems like an FAQ but
it often seems more like a personal blog rather than a well focused piece of
work, written to a consistent, disciplined standard, giving comprehensive
step by step instructions in response to very specific and well crafted
My two pennorth with a big thank you to everyone who has got it to the current
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