Barry A. Warsaw | 24 Sep 04:03 2000

Announcing Mailman 2.0 beta 6


I'm pleased to announce the release of Mailman 2.0 beta 6.  In this
release most of the bugs and patches submitted to SourceForge have
been resolved.  See below for a list of changes since 2.0 beta 5.
I've tested this release with Python 1.5.2, 1.6, and 2.0beta1+CVS.

This will be the last beta before 2.0 final.  I think Mailman 2.0 is
now stable enough to be unleashed on the unsuspecting public :).
Besides, it's way overdue and there are lots of important new features
that are backed up waiting for this to get out.

I plan to release 2.0 final about a week after Python 2.0 final is
released.  That currently puts Mailman 2.0 final out on lucky Friday
October 13th.  If the Python release is pushed back, Mailman may be
pushed back too.

Much thanks to everyone who has helped Mailman to where it is, either
through bug reports, patch submissions, important feedback, and
extensive testing.  I'd like to single out Jeremy Hylton on this
release for coming to the rescue at the last minute and working on
Pipermail to fix bugs, add support for non-ASCII charsets, and improve
its performance.

[Side note: I was in New York City last night doing a gig at the
Lion's Den with my band, and I met the guitarist's Linuxhead network
administrator friend.  We were talking geek shop after the show and I
mentioned I worked on "a mailing list manager".  He said, "Oh, like
Mailman?" :) ]

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