[Mailman-Users] looking for correct doc for configure

Larry Stone lstone19 at stonejongleux.com
Mon Jun 4 13:30:51 CEST 2012

On Jun 3, 2012, at 2:16 PM, Larry Stone wrote:

> On Jun 3, 2012, at 1:09 AM, H wrote:
>> All, 
>> Pretty new to Mailman, trying to install it and looking for the correct
>> documentation to go with mailman-3.0.0b1
> MHO, if you're new to Mailman, you should not be looking at 3.0 yet. 3.0.0b1 is the first beta release of the largely re-architected Mailman 3. Stick to the latest Mailman 2.1 production release (2.1.14) which is well documented, debugged, and supported.

As you (the OP) found, 2.1.x installs and works very well. I think one thing worth adding is that in the Unix world, most of the public software such as Mailman tends to follow traditional versioning. Unlike the PC world where it seems somewhat common to call something a beta yet tell the users that it's ready to go (and then stay in "perpetual beta"), a beta here means that it's still being debugged. Until a "release candidate" version is put up, I would not use Mailman 3 unless I want to be a tester. For the 2.1.x tree, I believe recent release candidates have gone to the production version without change other than finishing the documentation.

In short, don't be fooled by the PC world and perpetual betas. Mark will let us know when Mailman 3 is ready to use in a production environment.

Larry Stone
lstone19 at stonejongleux.com

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