is there a web page listing of all of the majordomo mailing lists or of all
Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
> >>>>> "RSW" == Randall S Winchester <rsw@Glue.umd.edu> writes:
> RSW> Well we (umd.edu) have been silent waiting for your return. Mj2 is
> RSW> still your baby, and I do not know if anyone else is involved in the
> RSW> current development.
> I don't think there is, and this bothers me to some degree. There are many
> things that I'm not very good at and if it comes down to just me doing all
> of the work the end product is going to be deficient in those areas.
> RSW> What we are trying to do may be of interest to the list in general.
> It should be of very much interest. Frankly, that someone is willing to
> make use of the software is enough to keep me hacking and I'm perfectly
> willing to concentrate on the wishes of early adopters.
> RSW> Mj2 is pretty cool in its ability to create the list on the fly. We
> RSW> currently have a Sun Ultra 1 dedicated to this service.
> Woo. That's way more than what I have it running with. Of course, the
> fact that I run it on such pitiful hardware will go a good ways towards
> making sure that the performance of the end result is reasonable.
> RSW> We expect at least 1000 lists. Jason has suggested turning off the few
> RSW> commands that need to peruse all the lists for performance reasons.
> Once I can profile things on a large enough installation, I can begin to
> optimize things a bit. The most time-consuming command, period, is
> 'lists'. If run in a backwards-compatible manner, it opens all of the list
> configs (fortunately it doesn't have to parse them, as that's already
> optimized away) and checks membership for every list. Ouch. But for
> special purposes, this can be optimized and indeed I can probably get rid
> of the config file loads. I can also get rid of the need to scan the lists
> directory on startup if I can trust that a stat of the list directory is
> enough to tell me if any directories within it have come or gone.
> RSW> The sendmail aliases are generated at list creation time.
> I'd like to see your code for this; the mechanism is there to have Mj2
> maintain the aliases file itself but currently it only suggests the
> RSW> The database/web people are strating to test against the mj2 server
> RSW> now, so our "noise" level should increase.
> OK. I'm pretty much ready for it. I assume your operating deadline is the
> end of August? It looks like it's going to be a fun month.
> RSW> A comment about mj2: "This is not your fathers majordomo server."
> That has given me pause many times. It's way different, but if you don't
> look too hard it can look just like 1.94. But just about everything new
> that Mj2 does has been called for repeatedly in majordomo-users. It didn't
> take much coding to figure out that it would just be too painful to bolt
> all of the extra things I wanted onto 1.9x.
> BTW, the posts seem to be trickling in from majordomo-workers now; it looks
> like about five hours of delay which is better than nothing.
> - J<