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terriko ([personal profile] terriko) wrote2014-04-26 11:33 am
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Mailman 3.0 Suite Beta!

I'm happy to say that...

Mailman logo

Mailman 3.0 suite is now in beta!

As many of you know, Mailman's been my open source project of choice for a good many years. It's the most popular open source mailing list manager with millions of users worldwide, and it's been quietly undergoing a complete re-write and re-working for version 3.0 over the past few years. I'm super excited to have it at the point where more people can really start trying it out. We've divided it into several pieces: the core, which sends the mails, the web interface that handles web-based subscriptions and settings, and the new web archiver, plus there's a set of scripts to bundle them all together. (Announcement post with all the links.)

While I've done more work on the web interface and a little on the core, I'm most excited for the world to see the archiver, which is a really huge and beautiful change from the older pipermail. The new archiver is called Hyperkitty, and it's a huge change for Mailman.

You can take a look at hyperkitty live on the fedora mailing list archives if you're curious! I'll bet it'll make you want your other open source lists to convert to Mailman 3 sooner rather than later. Plus, on top of being already cool, it's much easier to work with and extend than the old pipermail, so if you've always wanted to view your lists in some new and cool way, you can dust off your django skills and join the team!

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Do remember that the suite is in beta, so there's still some bugs to fix and probably a few features to add, but we do know that people are running Mailman 3 live on some lists, so it's reasonably safe to use if you want to try it out on some smaller lists. In theory, it can co-exist with Mailman 2, but I admit I haven't tried that out yet. I will be trying it, though: I'm hoping to switch some of my own lists over soon, but probably not for a couple of weeks due to other life commitments.

So yeah, that's what I did at the PyCon sprints this year. Pretty cool, eh?
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[personal profile] brainwane 2014-04-26 08:05 pm (UTC)(link)

I've already seen, with Mailman listinfo pages like http://lists.openhatch.org/mailman/listinfo/events/ and https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/qa , what's possible with Mailman 2. Can't wait to see even more people doing this kind of thing with Mailman 3 and with the archiver!
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[personal profile] badgerbag 2014-04-28 05:07 am (UTC)(link)
I am ridiculously excited about this. So many mailing lists!!!!!!!!!

Also... there could be hyperkitty stickers!

[personal profile] alexbayleaf 2014-05-01 11:07 am (UTC)(link)
That is looking SO MUCH BETTER. I can't wait! (I will probably wait until it's out of beta and I can talk someone else into doing the upgrade for me, though, because admining anything to do with mail is NOT my happy place.)

Still, congrats -- I know it's been a long time coming but it looks like it's really paying off :)