[Mailman-Users] ANNOUNCING: GNU Mailman 3.0
stephane at wirtel.be
Wed Apr 29 00:02:49 CEST 2015
On 29 Apr 2015, at 0:00, Barry Warsaw wrote:
> Twenty years ago, I attended the first Python Workshop at NIST with
> about 20
> other old school Pythonistas. Earlier this month I attended PyCon
> 2015 in
> Montreal. PyCon is always exhilarating, but this one was incredibly
> for me personally, because my son was on spring break and joined me
> for the
> first half of the conference.
> Both the Python language and its community have grown a little bit
> <wink> in
> the intervening years, but what hasn't changed is our love of the
> and the truly amazing people we share that love with. The Python
> really is one of the very best open source communities on the planet.
> The best community inside that great Python family has to be the GNU
> team. They're all smart and cool, fun to hang out with, and fun to
> hack with.
> With diverse backgrounds, each and every one are good friends and
> technical peers. As has been the case for the last few years, we've
> on Mailman 3, getting lots of great work done, but never quite getting
> something we were satisfied enough with to release. The first alpha
> Mailman 3 was released a little over 7 years ago.
> And so I'm here --and on behalf of Abhilash, Aurélien, Florian, John,
> Stephen, Sumana, Terri, our GSoC students, and all the great people
> who have
> contributed over the years-- to proudly announce the official release
> of GNU
> Mailman 3.0, code named "Show Don't Tell".
> Mailman 3 is really a suite of 5 tools:
> * The core, which provides the mail delivery engine, the unified user
> moderation and modification of email messages, and interfaces to
> * Postorius, our new Django-based web user interface for users and
> * HyperKitty, our new Django-based web archiver, providing rich access
> to the
> historical record of mailing list traffic;
> * mailman.client, the official Python bindings to the core's REST API;
> * mailman-bundler, a set of scripts to make it easy to deploy the full
> suite inside Python virtual environments.
> What's new about Mailman 3? Well, lots! Some highlights include:
> * Backed by a relational database;
> * True support for multiple domains, with no cross-domain mailing list
> * One user account to manage all your subscriptions on a site;
> * The core's functionality exposed through an administrative REST+JSON
> * All passwords hashed by default, and no monthly password reminders!
> * Users can post to lists via the web interface;
> * Built-in archive searching!
> and more. Tons more.
> There will be things you love about Mailman 3, and things you don't
> You'll glimpse great possibilities and glaring holes. You'll be
> excited and
> frustrated. Such is life with an all-volunteer free software project.
> For the things you like, and the exciting possibilities, we encourage
> you to
> experiment, to do wacky things we haven't thought of, integrate it
> with your
> own tools, or just carefully go about deploying a Mailman 3 system.
> Tell us
> how you're using it!
> For the things you don't like, we invite you to join us. Come to the
> list <mailman-developers at python.org> and talk with us. Submit bug
> reports and
> pull requests. Help us close the gaps and make Mailman 3 better.
> Whether your interests are for Internet RFCs, web site development,
> operations, or you just want to find a fun Python project to hack on
> with cool
> people, as they say, contributions are welcome.
> See the release notes, as well as links to download each component:
> You probably want to start with the bundler and let it grab and
> install all
> the other parts.
> More information is available at:
> #mailman on freenode
> mailman-developers at python.org
> Happy Mailman Day,
> -Barry & the Mailman Cabal
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