[Mailman-Developers] Future of pipermail?
Barry A. Warsaw
Thu, 16 Nov 2000 15:30:32 -0500
>>>>> "GE" == Gunnar Evermann <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
GE> What are the current plans about the html archiver in mailman?
GE> The major shortcomings of pipermail I see are:
| - doesn't decode MIME
| - doesn't handle mixed charsets
| - no search engine
| - somewhat convoluted code.
GE> I run a mailing list with a lot of subscribers from Asia who
GE> use MS Outlook, invariably posting (English) messages
GE> spuriously tagged as CJK charsets (but only using the ASCII
GE> subset) and gratuitously encoded in base64. Therefore I am
GE> motivated to find a solution to handling MIME. :-(
GE> I have hacked base64 support into pipermail and am currently
GE> looking at supporting MIME (probably using mimecntl.py), but
GE> this will just be short-term fixes.
GE> I know I could just switch to MHonarc or whatever but I like
GE> the idea of having a nicely structured, modular archiver
GE> tightly integrated with mailman.
Then why are you using Pipermail. :)
Anyway, yes, we'd like to rewrite the archiver from the ground up, but
nobody's working on that yet. I suspect either Jeremy or I will
tackle it at some point.
In the meantime, if you have useful patches, upload them to
SourceForge so they don't get lost.