[Mailman-Developers] Re: [Zest-devel] Re: Pipermail replacement? Zest!

Jay R. Ashworth jra@baylink.com
Wed, 27 Feb 2002 10:14:06 -0500

On Tue, Feb 26, 2002 at 08:57:38PM -0600, David Champion wrote:
> Or, since the archiver is an integrated part of Mailman already -- this
> is presupposed in the context of this thread -- I can have the archiver
> perform some basic searching. That's easy on the user, because it's a
> single authentication transaction to get into the archive and to perform
> a search. (With the other approaches, it's two transactions, unless the
> new code knows not only how to talk to Mailman's roster, but also how
> to insert an authentication token into the HTTP client in a forward-
> compatible way.) That's also a bit of work, but it doesn't need to be
> high-powered searching. Just basic "find this text" will do for most
> purposes. And it has the advantage of being more integrated with the
> MLM, requiring less off-sync third-party maintenance. I'm interested
> in a 95% solution. And it's there and useful with environments besides
> Mailman, too, even if they also use odd built-in authentication systems
> that aren't a part of the local web server.
> Maybe I'm still missing something, but if so, I still don't see it.

I believe that what you're missing is up in the top of the message --
unless *I'm* missing something.

Pipermail is *not*, so far as I've been able to tell, "an integrated
part of Mailman".

Is it, Barry?  For the purposes of David's assertion above, I mean.

- jra
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