[Mailman-Users] Mailman 2.x Roadmap

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sat Jan 3 20:51:38 CET 2009

Barry has been making wonderful progress with Mailman 3.0 and has just
announced the second alpha release.

This may leave some of you wondering what's happening with the Mailman
2.x series, so this note is for all interested Mailman users,
developers and translators to give an idea of what to expect in
Mailman 2.x in the coming months.

Within the next few days, I plan to release Mailman 2.1.12rc1. This
release contains several minor bug fixes since 2.1.11 and is updated
for compatibility with Python 2.6. It will not work with Python older
than 2.4.

In the absence of "show stopping" bugs, the only changes between this
and the final 2.1.12 release will be translation updates. I expect to
release the final by the end of January.

After January, my focus will be on Mailman 2.2. This branch was
originally intended to be an overhaul of Mailman's GUI, but that work
is stalled and will be deferred to Mailman 2.3 or 3.0. The focus of
Mailman 2.2 will be ongoing maintenance of the 2.x series and several
small new features that have not been added in the 2.1 branch because
of i18n considerations.

I hope to be able to release a 2.2 beta before the end of March, 2009.

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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