Mailinglist Archive: opensuse-announce (10 mails)

< Previous Next >
Introducing the new mailinglist server
  • From: Henne Vogelsang <hvogel@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2006 18:36:23 +0200
  • Message-id: <20060810163623.GJ17002@xxxxxxx>
Hi there,

now that we switched to the new mailinglist server i would like to tell
you about the changes it brings with it. The old mailinglist software
was ezmlm. The new mailinglist software is mlmmj.

1. Adresses
~~~~~~~~~~~

1.1 Command Delimiter
---------------------
In general all addresses you are used to will still work. The new server
accepts - as well as + as delimiter between the listname and the
command. So <listname>-<command> will still work. But please start to
use the + because i will drop the - in the future.

1.2 subscription
----------------
Mailinglist subscription works with the following address:

* <listname>+subscribe@xxxxxxxxxxxx

the old syntax of

<listname>-subscribe-<subscription-address>@opensuse.org

doe _NOT_ work anymore. This is due the changes of subscriber
identification from the 'Return-Path' header to the 'From' header. If
you want to subscribe another address change the 'From' header in your
mailer.

1.3 subscription to the nomail version of a list
------------------------------------------------
The nomail version of a list means that you are reccognized as a
subscriber, but will not get any messages from the list. This is useful
when it's necessary to post from several emailaddresses to a subscribers
only list or if you read mails from the list elsewhere (gmane).

Subscription works with the following address:

* <listname>+subscribe-nomail@xxxxxxxxxxxx

1.4 subscription to the digest version of a list
------------------------------------------------
A Mailing List Digest combines multiple messages posted to a mailing
list in to a single message. Digests are usually sent once a day and
serve to reduce the number of emails received from a particular mailing
list.

Subscription works with the following address:

* <listname>+subscribe-digest@xxxxxxxxxxxx

Digest are turned off for all existing lists so you cant subscribe to
them. In the future we might have lists with digests.

1.5 unsubscription
------------------
All the addresses above work also for unsubscription.
Just replace subscribe with unsubscribe in them.

1.6 retrieval of messages from the archive
------------------------------------------
For retrieval of message number N in the archive send a message to the
following address:

* <listname>+get-N@xxxxxxxxxxxx

1.7 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
------------------------------------
For a collection of frequently asked questions about this list send a
message to:

* <listname>+faq@xxxxxxxxxxxx

1.8 Talk to the lists owner
---------------------------
To contact the list owner, send a message to:

* <listname>+owner@xxxxxxxxxxxx

1.9 Reply-To munging
--------------------
We do not "munge" the mail headers by inserting a "Reply-To:
<listname>@opensuse.org" anymore because it makes it more difficult
subscribers to handle the mail the way they want to. Your mail client
probably has a "reply" function as well as a "reply to all" or "reply to
list" one; Please use the latter if you want you message to go to the
list and not just to the original poster.

1.10 Dropped commands
---------------------
The following is a list of ezmlm commands we wont support anymore:

* <listname>-archive@xxxxxxxxxxxx
* <listname>-info@xxxxxxxxxxxx
* <listname>-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx
* <listname>-edit@xxxxxxxxxxxx
* <listname>-index@xxxxxxxxxxxx
* <listname>-thread@xxxxxxxxxxxx
* <listname>-query@xxxxxxxxxxxx
* <listname>-log@xxxxxxxxxxxx

If you desperately need some them please get in contact with me.

2. Webarchive
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The webarchive is totally redesigned to match the wiki design and has a
couple of new features.

2.1 Mailbox files for download
------------------------------
Each list is available as mbox file split into months. So if you
unsusbcribe because you go on vacation or whatever there is now an easy
way to get mails from the archive. Just download the mbox file and
import it into your mailer.

2.2 Web-Search
--------------
The web-archives now support searching. The index generation is
happening

* for all lists every sunday at 03:00 (GMT)
* for the individual lists every 5 minutes

This is all for now. Have fun with the new setup and if you find
anything wrong then drop me a mail!

Henne

--
Henne Vogelsang, Core Services
"Rules change. The Game remains the same."
- Omar (The Wire)

< Previous Next >
This Thread
  • No further messages