[Mailman-Developers] Searchable archives for MM

Siggy Brentrup lists at psycho.i21k.de
Mon Aug 3 20:00:13 CEST 2009

Hi list,

please let me start by presenting myself.

My name is Bernd "Siggy" Brentrup and I'm a longtime *nix
user/programmer/admin, from '95 thru '04 I have been a DD, shortly
before I vanished from Debian I was part of the 2 and 1/2 men show
maintaining Debian's mailman package; during that time I wrote most of
the debconf stuff and contributed postfix-to-mailman.py modelled after
Bruce Perens's qmail-to-mailman.py.

Even then, one of my biggest concerns with mailman was that the
archives are not searchable, I just can't recall whether I published
this in '04.

Now trying to reenter the OSS community I observe that archives on
mailman lists still aren't searchable.

Barry told me pipermail didn't see much love during the last years and
some revamp is required.  

In contrast to his suggestions (sth involving google search) I'm
aiming at a solution akin to Debian's Xapian powered ML search.

 cf  http://lists.debian.org/cgi-bin/search

What do you think and is anybody else interested in working on

Thanks for listening

               or:                bsb-at-psycho-dot-i21k-dot-de
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