CFF Mailman Upgrade - Monday August 3, 2015 at 7 PM PT

Chip Childers <cchilders@...>

Hi all,

On Monday, at approximately 7 PM Pacific Time, the Linux Foundation IT team
will be performing a mailing list migration to a newer version of Mailman
and adding the HyperKitty UI for web-based access.

If you experience any issues after the migration, please contact the
support team via helpdesk(a)

Here's what the IT team says subscribers need to know:

-- Migrating list members will happen silently.

-- The email addresses for the lists will be the same.

-- During the migration, it will take some time for DNS changes to
propagate for to point at the new mailman
and the new archives.

-- Since there's no DNS changes for the mail side of things, if any new mail
is posted to the new list during this time, the mail will go to new mailman
and all members of the list will receive it whether DNS has fully
propagated or not.

-- Once DNS is fully propagated, everyone will see new mailman when they
visit There will be no access to the
old mailman,
but all of the archives will be present in new mailman.

-- In order for folks to change their subscription settings, post comments
directly to the new archives, or moderate the lists, they will need to
create a Linux Foundation ID with the email address they used when they
signed up for the list. Most of the list members do not have a
Linux Foundation ID and will need to do this. You can still send and receive
mail from the list without setting up your LFID.

Essentially, the changeover will be seamless for the users of the list while
it is happening, and they will at some point in the near future need to go
set up an account.

Again, If you experience any issues after the migration, please contact the
support team via helpdesk(a)

Chip Childers | VP Technology | Cloud Foundry Foundation

Dieu Cao <dcao@...>

So excited for this change!

On Mon, Aug 3, 2015 at 9:06 PM, Josh Farwell <jfarwell(a)>

Hello Folks,

The migration to Mailman 3 is complete. Welcome to your new mailing lists!

As chip mentioned, the URLs and email addresses for lists are the same.
The main difference besides the interface itself is the need for a Linux
Foundation ID in order to sign in and change your subscription settings,
or to post to the archives using the web interface.

If you already have a Linux Foundation ID associated with your email
address, you can just sign in with your username and password and you
should be good to go. If you don't, please create an account here:

Please note that you WILL be able to send and receive email from the
list without setting up a Linux Foundation ID, though we recommend you
set one up as soon as possible.

If there are any questions. please email our helpdesk at:


Thank you!

Josh Farwell