[Mailman-Users] Mailman current version?

Larry Stone lstone19 at stonejongleux.com
Wed Nov 18 23:28:57 CET 2009

On Wed, 18 Nov 2009, Christopher Adams wrote:

> I have been using Mailman 2.1.12 for awhile now and am migrating to a
> different server. When I looked on the website, I found two sources for the
> Mailman package, Launchpad and Gnu. It says that Gnu tends to lag behind in
> versions available. In Launchpad, it says the current version is 3.0.0a3 and
> Gnu has 2.1.12. I am pretty sure that the latter is the most current stable
> version and I have not seen any posts about a new version, so....?

I'm surprised none of the developers here have answered (unless I somehow 
missed it) but I assume the "a" in that 3.0.0a3 means "alpha". In other 
words, a very preliminary first look version and not at all suitable for 
any sort of production work. I do recall a mention of a first alpha 
version of Mailman 3 but unless you're into heavy testing on a separate 
system, stay away from it for now.

IMHO, the mailman team is very good about version numbering and officially 
calling something a production version when it's ready. Contrast that to 
the far too many projects that don't understand versioning and will put 
out a beta and then if it works, just say "use the beta, it's the current 
latest working version". With Mailman, wait for an official production 
release as it will come when everything is ready.

-- Larry Stone
    lstone19 at stonejongleux.com

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