Mlmmj 1.2.18rc1 published

A release candidate for Mlmmj has been published. Find it on the downloads page. Please test it as much and as soon as possible and report bugs using our bug tracker or on the discussion mailing list. Also please report successes to help gain confidence in the quality of the code. I anticipate publishing a release in a couple of weeks if no major bugs are found.

This version contains a number of important new features:

  • Richer list texts (including a new naming scheme, conditionals, automatic wrapping and true UTF-8 support).
  • Notifying posters when their posts are being moderated.
  • Not-me-too feature to avoid having the poster receiving their own messages.
  • Ability to explicitly reject posts.
  • Ability to explicitly obstruct subscriptions.
  • Unsubscribe from all versions of a list at once.
  • Ability to switch between different versions of a list by using +subscribe[-{digest|nomail|both}] ('both' means normal and digest, and is a 'hidden feature').
  • A number of bug fixes (including fixing some bugs which could cause mail to be lost).
  • Improved documentation.

(See the ChangeLog for a more detailed list of changes.)

It is almost entirely backward-compatible. For instance, old list texts should continue to work. The main backward-incompatible change is that unsubscribe will now remove a user from all versions of the list, not just one (no matter which unsubscribe address is used). Users of the php-admin interface will also need to modify their configuration files to define $confdir.

All code changes have been reviewed and undergone a fair amount of testing, however the program could do with some more testing before release. Any help with this, and all reports of success or failure, will be greatly appreciated.