Is anybody familiar with Wilma? How does it compare with Mailman? -Barry
That's one thing worth considering...not to rip off the idea too much, but would we rather try plugging into something like Glipse to provide search capabilities instead of rolling our own? Is the core of Glimpse C? If it is, I don't know how we'd be able to compete speed-wise with a Python-only approach, and seeing as Glimpse is the result of a substantial university project (U of Arizona, right?), I'd bet we'd be lucky to equal its accuracy. Then again, that's *super* annoying for the users to have to go and separately install Glimpse...and it's likely overkill (seeing as it's capable of doing whole sites, so plugging it in to just do some mail archives might be a little excessive...although doing so would likely give good scalability for _huge_ lists).
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Talking about archiving and searching... I use the scripts created by Guy Maor for the debian lists archives. They're available as a debian package called lists-archives. It uses procmail to sort the mails to folders (so it can be used to archive any mailing list running on any host), groups them, etc, uses mhonarc for html conversion, and glimpse as a search engine. You can take a look at the archives at http://www.debian.org/Lists-Archives/ I modified it a bit not to use glimpse, and set up htdig as a search engine. Htdig seems very nice and fast, it has one big problem: it downloads all the .html-s, stores them in a db and then indexes them... so it needs a huge database. But at least it is gpl. I have this setup at http://mlf.linux.rulez.org/Archivum/ ... it is in Hungarian, so you probably won't understand it ;)
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