I’m working on our new monthly newsletter which will have announcements, tips on using Resin, Quercus, and Hessian, case studies from real production users, and more. There are a few things going on behind the scenes of the newsletter:
- Writing content (duh ;-))
- Figuring out how to send it out
Writing the content actually hasn’t been too difficult — there’s a lot going on with the release of 3.1.5 (seriously, it’s got tons of fixes and new features) and Caucho in general. Formatting is also a bit tedious, but I’m slogging it out.
The real issue is how to send the darned thing out. I looked around and found PHPList, a PHP newsletter manager. It sends out mail at a nice steady rate, does double opt-in, handles opt-out, and other nice features. I ran it on Quercus and… it worked! I’m pretty pleased. Quercus occasionally hickups on untested packages due to very odd PHP or reliance on undocumented PHP behavior, but not this time. I think we’re finally getting to the point where we mimic the other implementation of PHP quite precisely (except we have distributed sessions, are faster in compiled mode, etc. :-)).