[needs-packaging] GNU Mailman v3

Bug #1609516 reported by Kẏra on 2016-08-03
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Bug Description

Mailman 3 is really a suite of 5 tools:

 * The core, which provides the mail delivery engine, the unified user
model, moderation and modification of email messages, and interfaces to
external archivers;

 * Postorius, our new Django-based web user interface for users and list
   administrators;

 * HyperKitty, our new Django-based web archiver, providing rich access
to the historical record of mailing list traffic;

 * mailman.client, the official Python bindings to the core's REST API;

 * mailman-bundler, a set of scripts to make it easy to deploy the full
   suite inside Python virtual environments.

What's new about Mailman 3? Well, lots! Some highlights include:

 * Backed by a relational database;

 * True support for multiple domains, with no cross-domain mailing list
naming restrictions;

 * One user account to manage all your subscriptions on a site;

 * The core's functionality exposed through an administrative REST+JSON
API;

 * All passwords hashed by default, and no monthly password reminders!

 * Users can post to lists via the web interface;

 * Built-in archive searching!

and more. Tons more.

Kẏra (thekyriarchy) on 2016-08-03
description: updated

Description of problem:

Mailman 3 is really a suite of 5 tools:

 * The core, which provides the mail delivery engine, the unified user
model, moderation and modification of email messages, and interfaces to
external archivers;

 * Postorius, our new Django-based web user interface for users and list
   administrators;

 * HyperKitty, our new Django-based web archiver, providing rich access
to the historical record of mailing list traffic;

 * mailman.client, the official Python bindings to the core's REST API;

 * mailman-bundler, a set of scripts to make it easy to deploy the full
   suite inside Python virtual environments.

What's new about Mailman 3? Well, lots! Some highlights include:

 * Backed by a relational database;

 * True support for multiple domains, with no cross-domain mailing list
naming restrictions;

 * One user account to manage all your subscriptions on a site;

 * The core's functionality exposed through an administrative REST+JSON
API;

 * All passwords hashed by default, and no monthly password reminders!

 * Users can post to lists via the web interface;

 * Built-in archive searching!

and more. Tons more.
URL: https://www.gnu.org/software/mailman/

Changed in debian:
status: Unknown → New
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

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Changed in ubuntu:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist

I've been working on Mailman3 for a while now, and I have packaged it (and all its dependencies), and I intend on getting it into Fedora. The thing is, there's a loooot of new dependencies that need to be in there too. I haven't tried to push them at the moment because the dependencies have been changing a lot until recently (they still are a bit, but it's low enough now).

I intend to work with Jan on that (we haven't talked about this in a while ;-) )

FYI I have a Mailman3 / Postorius / HyperKitty repo here: https://repos.fedorapeople.org/abompard/hyperkitty/
It's for EPEL7, but it should rebuild properly on Fedora (it's even easier because more deps are included).

I've started checking which deps are into Fedora and on which version, so I can request reviews or updates on them. That's where I am today.

Hi, has there been progress on packages being accepted into the main repos?

Yes, there's progress, but there are still some dependencies being packaged and reviewed. If you want to help, please check out https://lstu.fr/abompard-package-review. Thanks!

Changed in fedora:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Confirmed

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Changed in debian:
status: New → Fix Released

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Is the idea here to go to mailman 3.x version and bypass the newer 2.x versions that aren't yet packaged for Fedora? According to the provided link, there don't appear to be any outstanding dep package reviews, so is the mailman3 update happening soon?

This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 28 development cycle.
Changing version to '28'.

(In reply to Aurelien Bompard from comment #3)
> Yes, there's progress, but there are still some dependencies being packaged
> and reviewed. If you want to help, please check out
> https://lstu.fr/abompard-package-review. Thanks!

Hi Aurelien,

Are you planning to go through formal review of the rest of packages? As I can see Core has all deps packaged in Fedora. As Python3 is deprecated we can use generic name (mailman) and not introduce new package. Are you ok with that?

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able to fix it before Fedora 28 is end of life. If you would still like
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