List Wrangler – Email Mailing List Manager for GTK+
By Frank Cox
(September 3, 2012)
Do you have a mailing list of people that you send periodic emails to? If so, List Wrangler is the program that you need to manage your mailing list and send out the emails.
I maintain an email mailing list of people who want to be notified when a new movie is booked at my movie theatre. You can configure it to send out emails with any wording you choose to a mailing list of subscribers.
List Wrangler is a self-contained program that consists entirely of one single binary file. However, there are a few other things that must also be installed on your computer before it will actually work as intended.
Since this is a GTK+ program, you must, of course, have GTK+ installed on your computer. I created this program using GTK2-2.18.9 on a Centos 6 computer. I have no idea how well it will work (if at all) on a computer that uses GTK+ version 3 since I don't currently have one of those.
The program uses the SQLite database engine to handle the record-keeping functions so you will also need to have SQLite installed on your computer.
Most Linux computers will already meet the above two requirements, since GTK+ is the toolkit behind the Gnome desktop environment, and a great many programs use SQLite to store their data, including the Firefox web browser.
Email is sent using the Cleancode Email program, which can be found here: http://www.cleancode.org/projects/email
I also have a rpm version of Cleancode Email available for download from my website here: http://www.melvilletheatre.com/articles/el6
The database portion of List Wrangler will actually work if you don't have the email program installed, but it won't send out any email so it wouldn't be very useful. Read the documentation for the email program and get it set up to work with your mailserver first.
It is very likely that the only prerequisite program that you don't already have installed on your computer will be Cleancode Email.
As you can see, List
Wrangler makes it easy to send everyone your two cents
Complete documentation for List Wrangler is available as a PDF file. Click here to download the List Wrangler documentation.
You can download List Wrangler in your choice of several formats, depending on your computer and your personal preference.
Click here to download listwrangler-1.0.tar.bz2 This one should work with most Linux distributions as long as you can meet the prerequisites listed above and in the documentation file.
Click here to download listwrangler-1.0-1.src.rpm This one should work with most rpm-based Linux distributions (Fedora, Red Hat, etc.)
Click here to download listwrangler-1.0-1.i386.rpm This one should work on i386 based Centos 6 computers, and similar distributions like RHEL 6 and Scientific Linux 6.
Click here to download listwrangler-1.0-1.x86_64.rpm This one should work on x86_64 based Centos 6 computers, and similar distributions like RHEL 6 and Scientific Linux 6.
List Wrangler is FREE SOFTWARE.
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Frank Cox owns and operates the Melville Theatre in Melville, Saskatchewan, Canada, and has been playing with computers for over 30 years.
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