Mailman History

Sumana Harihareswara has compiled a history list of Mailman releases, going all the way back to the 1.0 release. Yes, there were releases before then, but they were fairly ad hoc and we don't have much of a record of them.

With Mailman 3, we've added some fun code names for releases. The original main authors of core and Postorius are both bass players, so you might detect a certain bias in the naming scheme. Core uses Rush song names while Postorius uses Primus song names. Mailman 1 and 2 did not use code names.

Version

Year

Announcement

1.0

1999

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/1999-July/000004.html

1.1

1999

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/1999-November/000005.html

2.0

2000

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2000-November/000020.html

2.0.1

2001

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2001-January/000021.html

2.0.2

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2001-March/000022.html

2.0.3

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2001-March/000024.html

2.0.4

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2001-April/000025.html

2.0.5

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2001-May/000026.html

2.0.6

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2001-July/000028.html

2.0.7

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2001-November/000030.html

2.0.8

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2001-November/000031.html

2.0.9

2002

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2002-April/000039.html

2.0.10

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2002-April/000040.html

2.0.11

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2002-May/000042.html

2.0.12

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2002-July/000043.html

2.0.13

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2002-July/000045.html

2.1b1

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2002-March/000038.html

2.1

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2002-December/000053.html

2.1.1

2003

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2003-February/000056.html

2.1.2

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2003-April/000057.html

2.1.3

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2003-September/000061.html

2.1.4

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2003-December/000066.html

2.1.5

2004

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2004-May/000072.html

2.1.6

2005

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2005-May/000079.html

2.1.8

2006

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2006-April/000085.html

2.1.9

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2006-September/000087.html

2.1.10

2008

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2008-April/000107.html

2.1.11

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2008-June/000116.html

2.1.12

2009

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2009-February/000131.html

2.1.13

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2009-December/000140.html

2.1.14

2010

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2010-September/000154.html

2.1.15

2012

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2012-June/000174.html

2.1.16

2013

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2013-October/000183.html

2.1.17

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2013-November/000186.html

2.1.18

2014

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2014-May/000193.html

2.1.18-1

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2014-May/000195.html

2.1.19

2015

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2015-March/000205.html

2.1.20

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2015-March/000209.html

2.1.21

2016

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2016-February/000220.html

2.1.22

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2016-April/000224.html

2.1.23

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2016-August/000226.html

2.1.24

2017

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2017-June/000229.html

2.1.25

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2017-October/000230.html

2.1.26

2018

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2018-February/000235.html

2.1.27

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2018-June/000236.html

2.1.28

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2018-July/000241.html

2.1.29

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2018-July/000242.html

Mailman 3 releases/versions, per https://mailman.readthedocs.io/en/latest/src/mailman/docs/NEWS.html :

Version

Code name

Announcement

Lyric

3.0a1

"Leave That Thing Alone"

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2008-April/000104.html

3.0a2

"Grand Designs"

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2009-January/000126.html

3.0 alpha 3

"Working Man"

3.0a4

"Vital Signs"

3.0a5

"Distant Early Warning"

3.0a6

"Cut to the Chase"

3.0a7

"Mission"

3.0a8

"Where's My Thing?"

3.0b1

"The Twilight Zone"

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2012-March/000168.html

Use the key, unlock the door / See what your fate might have in store...

3.0b2

"Freeze"

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2012-September/000175.html

Sometimes we freeze until the light comes / Sometimes we're wrong and sometimes we're right

3.0b3

"Here Again"

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2012-December/000177.html

I said I played this song so many times before / That the melody keeps repeating

3.0 suite beta 1 preview

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2014-April/000191.html||"Time and Motion"

Time and motion / Wind and sun and rain / Days connect like boxcars in a train

3.0b5

"Carve Away The Stone"

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2014-December/000197.html

You can roll that stone / To the top of the hill / Drag your ball and chain behind you

3.0

"Show Don't Tell"

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2015-April/000210.html||[3.0.3 is still "Show Don't Tell"

3.1.0

"Between the Wheels"

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2017-May/000228.html

3.2.0

"La Villa Strangiato"

3.3.0

"Tom Sawyer"

Postorius

Version

Code name

Announcement

Postorius 1.0 alpha 1

"Space Farm"

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-announce/2012-March/000168.html

Postorius 1.1.0

"Welcome to this World"

http://docs.mailman3.org/projects/postorius/en/latest/news.html

1.0.0

“Frizzle Fry”

1.0 beta 1

“Year of the Parrot”

1.0 alpha 2

“Is It Luck?”

1.0 alpha 1

“Space Farm”

Meta notes:

2017 "Time Stand Still" (passing the torch from Barry to Abhilash) https://lists.mailman3.org/archives/list/mailman-users@mailman3.org/thread/YJI4WXZWUGXLXF4QL2BKRS3DSAXY2B23/

MailmanWiki: DOC/7 Mailman history (last edited 2018-09-02 23:40:18 by msapiro)