[Mailman-Developers] Future of pipermail?
14 Nov 2000 12:59:54 +0000
What are the current plans about the html archiver in mailman?
The major shortcomings of pipermail I see are:
- doesn't decode MIME
- doesn't handle mixed charsets
- no search engine
- somewhat convoluted code.
I run a mailing list with a lot of subscribers from Asia who use MS
Outlook, invariably posting (English) messages spuriously tagged as
CJK charsets (but only using the ASCII subset) and gratuitously
encoded in base64. Therefore I am motivated to find a solution to
handling MIME. :-(
I have hacked base64 support into pipermail and am currently looking
at supporting MIME (probably using mimecntl.py), but this will just be
I know I could just switch to MHonarc or whatever but I like the idea
of having a nicely structured, modular archiver tightly integrated
Are there people working on on pipermail or a replacement of it?