At 11:47 AM 2002-03-11 +1100, Brent Chapman wrote:
>>>Have you looked at Majordomo2 ?
>>I was on the developers list for quite a while. It seemed that Mj2 was
>>not ready for prime time and might never be.
>I switched all the GreatCircle.COM lists (including List-Manglers) over to
>Mj2 a about 3 months ago. We've been pretty happy with it. The only area
>where we've had some difficulties has been with digests; I haven't had
>time to dig into it yet, but the digest code seems somewhat flaky (one of
>our more active digests, for example, keeps getting stuck in a time warp,
>with old messages reappearing in the digest).
I guess I'd consider this sort of problem to be a show stopper. This is
the sort of thing I was referring to when I said that I thought it might
not be ready for prime time.
>I'd have to say that the Mj2 documentation is already far better than the
>Mj1 documentation ever was... In my opinion, about all that Mj2 needs in
>order to be "released" is for somebody to package it up into the common
>distribution formats (Redhat .rpm and Debian .deb, to begin with).
Well, it is not hard for doc to be better than MJ1's doc was. The point to
me is that there are a huge number of MLMs out there at this point, whereas
back when I picked Majordomo, there was MJ and Listproc and listproc, even
the "lite" version had this whacky license. Now there are a whole bunch of
free ones. I at least want to pick one where the basic functions are
straightforward and reasonably reliable.
So far I have installed listproc and listar and I have mailman - it turns
out it comes with the Redhat system. Someone else has suggested sympa in
I suspect that every one of these packages have "doc" that is better than
MJ1. I guess I'm just indecisive.
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