At 06:56 PM 3/31/2002 -0600, Eric Crump wrote:
>Would you be willing to say how majordomo2 is working out for you? It
>seems to be in perpetual alpha status, but I know folks are using it. I
>tried once to get it going but ran into a few problems and because of
>serious time-crunches at the time, gave up and stuck with 1.94.x.
It's working out very, very well for me.
It's in perpetual alpha for a couple of reasons. For a couple of years, it
was because of the reliance on a single developer, and especially one
period of overwork and burnout he experienced. There are now two principal
developers, and I'd say the biggest causes if its being pre-beta are the
lack of documentation and of a pre-packaged installer.
>Is converting a 1.94.x site to 2.x relatively simple or fairly
It can be fairly straightforward.
>Is the current version of 2.x pretty stable?
Stable in terms of not changing frequently? No -- there are some areas
that have changed significantly. Those changes, however, haven't had
significant impact on operations. Stable in terms of things not
breaking? Well, they break more than they do on a product that hasn't been
touched in three years, of course... :) But they're also addressed rapidly.
As for versions... that's the other thing. They're not really making
releases yet, just checkouts.
I really wish they'd rename it, since it has very little in common with
Majordomo, other than the ability to convert to it pretty easily from
Majordomo. I think the first release shouldn't be Majordomo 2.0, but
rather, Majordomo2 1.0.
>Are the new
>features worth the move?
For me, they totally were. It's more efficient, it gives much more control
over delivery and access to features, it makes it possible to automate the
sending of things like questionnaires to potential subscribers. And it has
the concept of a user with multiple subscriptions, rather than totally
isolated lists, so a subscriber can turn off mail for vacation simply by
approve PASSWORD set ALL nomail
when they go and
approve PASSWORD set ALL mail
when they get back. And they can change their addresses not by
unsubscribing and subscribing to each list, but by sending
approve PASSWORD changeaddr OLDADDRESS
from their new address...
From: "Roger B.A. Klorese" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Eric Crump <email@example.com>