So Iâ€™m about halfway to having the old mailing list moved over to the new slashcode. For those of you on the mailing list (The headlines that come out Mon Wed and Fri) hopefully my messages made some sense. If not, let me try again.
The way I see it, LISNews is made up of 2 parts at the moment. The web site, and the mailing lists. The lists (thereâ€™s 2, one 3 times a week, and one weekly) have been around for a few years. Originally I hacked some code together, and lately theyâ€™ve been running on a program called ezmlm (itâ€™s like Listserv, but free). Thereâ€™s still about 1800 people on the 2 lists. The problem is those lists still take up no small amount of time for me. So I need to move those names into the slashcode, and then change the slashcode daily mailer code to just go out on Monday Wednesday and Friday. I wonâ€™t even pretend I could make a weekly option at this point.
So far Iâ€™m able to create a new user account from a file, and Iâ€™ve almost got it emailing the password and user name. Once I get that working I need to hack the slashcode mailing function, and then import all the names from the lists into slashcode.
Someone who knows PERL and Slashcode couldâ€™ve done this in an hour or 2, but it takes some time for me to do things with Slashcode still, so I hope to have this done some time next week, if Iâ€™m lucky. The goal is to have it done before I go to Hawaii. The hidden goal are to make my life easier.