[Linux-aus] Declaration of election

Noel Butler noel.butler at ausics.net
Mon Nov 4 17:41:39 EST 2013

On 04/11/2013 10:20, Michael Davies wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 10:27 AM, Noel Butler <noel.butler at ausics.net> 
> wrote:
>> It was brought to their attention a year ago, but it unsurprisingly
>> seems nothing was done about it, even though it would take little 
>> effort
>> to extract emails from the member database and add them into the
>> announce lists subscriber list.
> Patches welcome!
> https://www.flamingspork.com/projects/memberdb/
> https://launchpad.net/memberdb

Why would I want to patch that, just pull the existing members from a 
query direct to the actual database itself to update the population of 
announce-list (eliminating duplicates, yes, I'm specially mentioning 
that because with the pedantic types on this list who like to spew shit 
out of their traps someone is sure to mention it will be problem 
*sigh*), and make sure that new members are added to it automatically, 
Steve Walsh indicated it is how it was previously done, but sometime 
between then and now, it was stopped... or forgotten and left out when 
some changes were made.

>> Just like the ridiculous delays on this lists mail server, which also
>> has not been fixed.
> Have you tried mailing admin at linux.org.au ?

It has been brought up with council before. If exim is not up to it, it 
should be replaced, I've run sendmail based lists with many thousands of 
members that deliver faster than this, sub 2 mins - but I'd suggest 
using postfix which is even faster.

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