[Zope] listservs, forums and Zope...
Thu, 10 May 2001 23:08:36 -0700
Just my $0.02 - the topic of wanting Mailman integrated with Zope seems
to come up often in the demos and presentations I've been giving
out here in Southern California... <sigh>
On Thu, May 10, 2001 at 11:18:14PM -0400, Barry A. Warsaw wrote:
> >>>>> "JB" == Joel Burton <email@example.com> writes:
> JB> We use mailman, which is, IMHO, much easier to administer than
> JB> majordomo, and much less expensive than Listserv.
> That's great to hear! :)
> JB> Mailman isn't a Zope product per se, but it is programmed in
> JB> python, and it's stuff is stored in python marshalled data, so
> JB> it's fairly easy to get at.
> JB> If I can offer specific help on places you're stuck, let me
> JB> know.
> Given that a former and current Mailman developer both work for DC,
> there's a darn good chance that it will become easier and easier to
> integrate Mailman and Zope. I have plans for Mailman 3.0 to rewrite
> the underlying database code so that e.g. ZODB could be plugged in
> instead of the homegrown, hardwired marshaling approach. I also have
> plans for writing interfaces so that authentication and memberships
> can be handed off to external (to Mailman) processes, e.g. Zope and
> CMF. And it would be cool if the UI could be pluggable too so that
> things like Presentation Templates or other Zope UI mechanisms can be
> Really, the grand plan for Mailman 3.0 is to sort of turn it inside
> out, so that it's a package of functionality that can be plugged into
> all sorts of other frameworks. Then there'll probably be a "Mailman
> classic" framework so that you can continue run it standalone if you
> Don't ask me when that'll happen, I've no idea. First I need to get
> the current 2.1 code base out of alpha so that there's a solid
> internationalized Mailman release (with, of course, lots of other
> wizzy new features :).
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