[Biopython-dev] Delays posting to the mailing list

Peter Cock p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com
Wed Dec 13 16:13:24 UTC 2017

Dear Biopythoneers,

Sadly we are new well into December, and the OBF mailman
server is still struggling.

Earlier this month I tried emailing the lists about possible changes
with a view to migrating the active OBF mailing lists to a paid
hosting solution.

In brief, we may retire the biopython-annouce mailing list (but
continue to use the OBF blog and Twitter):


And, given most of our development discussion now happens
on GitHub, I think we could happily combine the main
biopython and biopython-dev lists.

I've also mentioned this on Twitter:


Any objections, please reply to the main Biopython list
and/or the biopython-dev list (and CC me in case the
mailman server never passes it on).



On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 12:40 PM, Peter Cock <p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> The mailing list is still not back to normal - my email below was
> sent on 13 November and did reach the archive,
> http://mailman.open-bio.org/pipermail/biopython-dev/2017-November/021890.html
> However, one subscriber tells me it only just reached them today
> (27 November), about two weeks later. Also, our mailman server
> is still dealing with a backlog of spam targeting our mailing list
> owner addresses.
> If any of you have experience with mailman and would like to
> volunteer, please do get in touch - the OBF board can be reached
> via board at open-bio.org (or in case of mailing list problems, as now,
> please include obf-board at googlegroups.com as a fall back).
> Thanks,
> Peter
> (Also on the board of the OBF as treasurer)
> On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 10:18 AM, Peter Cock <p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Dear Biopythoneers,
>> I'm not sure if my email below from last week will arrive or not
>> (at the time of writing, it is not on the archives).
>> There has been progress on the OBF mailing lists (lots of spam
>> mails from one domain have been blocked) and some of your
>> real messages have been delivered, but I don't think we're quite
>> back to normal yet. Further details here:
>> https://news.open-bio.org/2017/11/12/mailing-list-outage-and-public-board-meeting-update/
>> Thank you for your patience,
>> Peter
>> On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 2:18 PM, Peter Cock <p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com> wrote:
>>> Dear Biopythoneers,
>>> You probably won't get this email for some time (days?), but we
>>> are aware of issues with the mailman server and delays to real
>>> messages being sent out and appearing on the archives.
>>> We are investigating. In the meantime, GitHub works great for
>>> reporting issues and specific development proposals.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Peter

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