On Thu, Jun 04, 2009 at 11:03:22AM -0400, Alexander Belopolsky wrote: -> On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 6:20 AM, Paul Moore email@example.com wrote: -> ... -> > I could still argue that there are downsides (need to take action to -> > set myself as nosy on an issue, possibly setting up a new mail filter, -> > housekeeping cruft, the fact that people don't quote in the same way -> > on tracker items) that make tracker discussions less attractive to me, -> > but it's very personal things. -> -> How hard would it be to set up a bot that will subscribe to python-dev -> and archive messages that have [issueXXXX] in the subject under -> appropriate roundup ticket? This way if discussion started on -> roundup, it would only take adding python-dev in CC to bring it to the -> larger python-dev audience and adding issue number to the python-dev -> thread subject will be all it takes to archive new messages on -> roundup. This would not solve a problem of linking threads that start -> on python-dev before a ticket is opened, but with some proper -> conventions this problem can be solved as well.
In my experience this kind automated stuff is too fragile to work reliably & specifically over time, which is what we would want -- "fire and forget".
Is there a good python-dev archive search mechanism (other than to google "python-dev <term>" ;) out there? Wouldn't that help?