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On 31Mar2014 13:48, Barry Warsaw firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On Mar 31, 2014, at 04:52 PM, Cameron Simpson wrote:
I'm wedded to having the archives available in a simple and easy to fetch form, in a format that is easily imported by many MUAs. Therefore: mbox.
I'm not sure that's really an effective use case.
It is for me. I do this regularly. I've come across this in the past: one describes one's work practices and people tell you it isn't a real world use case. I know I don't _want_ to live in the real world, but I'm pretty sure I do.
For example, python-list raw mbox archives are 156GB. I'm positive it's highly compressable, but still, why would you want to download some huge mbox like that?
As I've said repeatedly now. To be able to search it or otherwise consult it with my own tools and when offline, and to browse it the way I _like_ to browse email: in a mail reader.
BTW: 156 GB? Only python-list? I'd have thought I'd have pulled it when I joined and my archive is only around 2GB as stored on disc. A rough guess based on eyeballing the gzipped mbox downloads available from pipermail suggests a similar total. Are there tons of predating 1999, or not in pipermail?
Cameron Simpson email@example.com
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