Release Digest: GNU, February 16, 2003
Feb 17, 2003, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])
I've released version 2.1.1 of Mailman, the GNU Mailing List Manager.
Mailman is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL).
Version 2.1.1 fixes many bugs found in Mailman 2.1 final, and updates
language support. It also fixes a cross-site scripting
vulnerability. It is recommend that all Mailman 2.1 sites upgrade to
Mailman is free software that enables users to manage email mailing
lists and e-newsletters. Its integrated web interface provides
easy-to-use access for list members and list administrators. Mailman
supports built-in archiving, automatic bounce processing, content
filtering, digest delivery, spam filters, and more.
Mailman is compatible with most web servers, web browsers, and mail
servers. It runs on any Unix-like operating system. Mailman 2.1.1
requires Python 2.1.3 or newer. To install Mailman from source, you
will need a C compiler.
For more information on Mailman, including links to file downloads,
please see any of the Mailman mirror web pages:
Patches and source tarballs are available at
There are email lists (managed by Mailman, of course!) for both
Mailman users and developers. See the web sites above for details.
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Lots of bug fixes and language updates. Also:
- Closed a cross-site scripting vulnerability in the user options page.
- Restore the ability to control which headers show up in messages
included in plaintext and MIME digests. See the variables
PLAIN_DIGESTKEEP_HEADERS and MIME_DIGESTKEEP_HEADERS in
- Messages included in the plaintext digests are now sent through
the scrubber to remove (and archive) attachments. Otherwise,
attachments would screw up plaintext digests. MIME digests
include the attachments inline.
Release 3.4.3 of the HPGL-to-many converter hp2xx is now available on
ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/hp2xx/ and its mirrors worldwide. As always,
suggestions and bug reports are appreciated.
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Changes from 3.4.2 to 3.4.3
- Raster graphics modes now use correctly scaled penwidths (implemented by
Andrew J. Bird). Instead of crude approximations we are using a 'wide line
Bresenham' algorithm by Alan Murphy of IBM that was released into the public
domain through an IBM Technical Bulletin
- Added support for (most of) the LA, line attributes command (Andrew J. Bird)
(cap/join types best supported in eps,fig and pdf for now)
- Added support for the CR (relative color range) command
- Added support for the IR (input reference points as percentage of current
- Added support for the OW (output clipping window) command
- hp2xx now recognizes (and ignores) the VS command to reduce number of
- hp2xx now ignores stray Escape characters among HPGL commands
- EMF export is now also available as an option on non-Windows builds if
Allen Barnetts libEMF (http://libemf.sourceforge.net) is installed
- hp2xx now translates FP commands into EP to show the outlines when the
-n, --nofill option is used. (Previously polygon commands were ignored
in that case unless they contained an explicit EP as well. This was
particularly unfortunate in the case of polygon-derived text)
- Added new commandline option -e, --extraclip <unit> for additional margin
around clip regions. Some programs apparently miscalculate their frames.
- Input files containing several plots are now rendered as separate images,
even if the -P option is not used. Output file names are numbered starting
from the second file, i.e. file.plt yields file.png file.1.png/ file.2.png/.
- TIFF creation on stdout now uses a safer method of generating and accessing
its temporary file on Unix.
- A new output format, G-code for CNC engraving machines (Michael Rooke).
- hp2xx now ignores SC commands with invalid parameters
- AC support in 3.4.2 slowed down the polygon fill code
- raster mode was allocating a big 8 bit per pixel memory
buffer even when the pen data would fit in 4bpp
- PDF output would fold the image in some cases (Jay Dawes)
- The RO/IW fix in 3.4.2 broke other cases, fixed again.
- The DXF header was a bit too minimalistic for some readers
(Francisco Doubrawa Filho)
- Dots drawn for PUPDPU sequences were not clipped by IW
- Unsupported subtypes 6 and 7 of SD and AD (weight & typeface)
caused an error exit instead of simply being ignored
- extremely short line segments could confuse the pattern state machine,
resulting in no or extraneous lines being drawn (J.L. Fernandez Jambrina)
- BP did not handle kind=5 (autorotation control). This could lead to
misinterpretation of further arguments to BP, specifically title strings
- Escape sequences inside PJL headers (two or more header lines starting
with 'Esc-12345X') are now handled gracefully
- Removed memory leak in the X11 previewers' zoom function
- PDF output could omit lines in some cases
- PM2 did not close the current polygon if necessary (Piotr Szwed)
- Polygon fill range was not always initialized correctly (Bill Marr)
- Compile fix for HPUX11 ansi compiler (add whitespace to work around
what is probably a compiler bug) (Glen Stewart)
- Vertices of filled polygons were omitted from calculation of actual size
- added ROWSPERSTRIP header parameter to TIFF files, as some programs rely
on its presence
- Dots for PUPDPU got drawn for PDPA as well, which made consecutive dashed
lines restart the dash pattern for each segment instead of carrying over
the remainder of the pattern from the previous one.
- Removed the checks preventing negative or large offsets to be defined with
the -o and -O commandline options
- The viewbox given in the SVG header was too small (Robert Hancock).
- Closed several memory leaks (mainly important for multi-file operation).
- The documentation was outdated in several aspects.
- The SVG output used integral linewidths only roughly corresponding to the
- Files that explicitly asked for default arc precision (by providing a zero
tolerance value) were not handled correctly (Steve Edmonds).
- Text penwidth was always the same as that in use for linedrawing. This is
now fixed, and the SD option for forcing this behaviour is now honored.
- Some warning messages were emitted even in quiet mode.
- EMF output would abort when pencolor 0 was selected (Pascal Haible).
Dr. Martin Kroeker, daveg gmbh Darmstadt CAD/CAM/CAQ email@example.com
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