[Mailman-Developers] Archiving using news gateway
J C Lawrence
Mon, 25 Jan 1999 18:23:33 -0800
On Sun, 24 Jan 1999 12:49:28 +0100
Tomas Fasth<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> In "Re: [Mailman-Developers] commercial maillist system, lyris,
> looks rather similar" Ken Manheimer wrote:
>> It has some nice stuff that mailman doesn't - one interesting
>> idea seems to be to use a news server for the archives. That
>> way, archive browsers can use a news interface, or use a web
>> browser to a news/web gateway.
> Interesting approach. That is surely a possible workaround for the
> current lack of MIME support in pipermail archiving. As a matter
> of fact, I like the idea so much that I will give it a try.
It has a problem: lack of good search facilities. HTML or database
based list archives allow useful/intelligent search engines to be
used to process them.
eg I have roughly 40,000 messages up and HTML-iesed via MHonArc
and indexed via WebGlimpse. Its an utter bitch to find anything
> So I guess the archive-through-news approach will work in most
Its a good option. Mostly I just want an MH-style folder for each
quarter's (I operate on quarter's worth of messages, not months).
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