mailman 3 on FreeBSD- or mailman replacement?
galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu
Wed May 13 15:59:53 UTC 2020
On 5/13/20 10:48 AM, matthew at FreeBSD.org wrote:
> On 13/05/2020 15:48, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>> I'm sure I'm not the only one who runs mailman on FreeBSD servers. Now
>> that python 2.7 is about to go, mailman 2 will follow. There is
>> mailman 3 that is based on python 3. There is, however, no mailman 3
>> port. I wonder if someone already asked mailman port maintainer about
>> mailman 3. I do not like to bother busy person(s) if someone already did.
> There's a long thread about this already on the freebsd-ports@ list,
> starting with this message:
> and there's this PR:
> The problem is that mailman3 is apparently badly documented; has been
> rewritten in a way significantly incompatible with existing mailman2
> setups and despite being 5 years old, is still missing some important
> functionality that mailman2 has.
Thank you, Matthew! You really summarized for lazy person - me - the
situation. Whereas mailman2 was brilliantly written by brilliant
programmers - even with use of "sneaky snake" python, mailman3 is not
such. Maybe, the programmers team has changed. Or maybe - like in
Mozilla Foundation - the jumpy nonsense "production director" came
there... All in all, this just confirms the vitality of second question:
What is best replacement for mailman? What to migrate mail lists to?
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