[linux-elitists] Mailman Must Die
Fri Oct 26 10:55:47 PDT 2007
In the immortal words of "Karsten M. Self" <email@example.com>:
> on Thu, Oct 25, 2007 at 05:08:22PM -0700, Rick Moen (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> > Quoting Ben Finney (email@example.com):
> > > One big problem IMAO is that many of the replacements are "web
> > > applications", which is fine *if* you can also do everything *without*
> > > using the clunky web interface (preferably by email messages). IIRC,
> > > that cuts most contenders (including Mailman, IIRC) out of
> > > consideration.
> > Actually, Mailman does accept all listadmin, moderator, and subscriber
> > commands via e-mail. They just don't publicise that, much.
> And CLI if memory serves.
Yes, CLI for sure. The mailman command-line scripts are not too bad for
administration, at least compared to using the clunky web interface. I
had to add /home/mailman/bin to the mailman user's $PATH, but now I
can manage my Mailman lists without using a web browser.
As for alternatives, I agree that Mailman has some shortcomings, but
it's better than whatever I was using before: SmartList (slist) and
Majordomo. I guess if everyone settles on the Next Best Thing, I might
be willing to try something new. Until then, I am not motivated to
change things for dozens of hosted lists.
Fri Oct 26 13:36:25 EDT 2007
The Moon is Full
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