[Mailman-Users] Tangent: Exporting information from Mailman to the MTA

Barry Warsaw barry at list.org
Mon May 23 17:43:10 CEST 2011

On May 23, 2011, at 11:18 AM, Jay A. Sekora wrote:

>That reminds me of something I've sort of been wishing for for a bit,
>which would be the ability to expose arbitrary new list-specific
>variables to list admins which would be stored in the list pickle.

In MM3, there are no pickles.  Everything lives in a database (SQLite3 by
default), and the intent (if currently incompletely implemented) is that the
Mailman core engine is entirely controllable and inspectable over
HTTP/REST/JSON.  So presumably, the MTA could query Mailman about anything,
and get a JSON response that should be easily parsed.  Your MTA could of
course query the database directly, but I am not currently making any claims
about the stability of the database schema, while I do intend to support a
stable REST API.

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