[Mailman-Users] Re: pipermail status & more
mitchell at walrus.uchicago.edu
Wed May 12 15:13:28 CEST 1999
I'm going to disagree a bit with Bernhard Reiter's expressed preferences,
but wanted to note up front that "de gustibus non disputandum" probably
>Otherwise I think that mailman doesn't necessarily need to support an
>archiving and searching web engine. Most people want a ready to
>go solution and it would be easy to produce that using
>hypermail and htdig. IMO most people would benefit from having
>easy to-go instructions for setting up hypermail and htdig.
If it could be packaged together, and all the uid/gid settings reconciled,
I could see it. But in fact it was a recent bad experience with hypermail,
while moving my organizations web site to a different host, that made me
pay attention to the announcements of Mailman. Maybe I got the wrong
version of hypermail, or was expecting too much from it in terms of
seamlessly absorbing a copied existing archive and picking up from there.
>(I guess that I am an advocate of modularisation.)
>Of course a state of the art mailarchive program in python would be
I always *think* that I favor modularisation, but then end up admiring
something that's nicely integrated, and fuming at something modular that
doesn't pop together smoothly.
But whether it be a well-behaved hypermail, or pipermail, or their
successor from Bernhard's wish-list, I hope that Mailman continues to "know
about" the archives -- that is, keep that link to the archives along with
the other links on a list's page, and keep the archiving options on each
list's management pages along with the other sorts of options.
> Is there an options to have other posts as coming
> from the subscriber and the allowed mailing addresses
> to go to the moderators for approval?
>Option HTML page:
> I don't like that I get a different Webbrowser windows,
> when I press (Details) . (Okay it is easy to change,
> but still I wanted to let you know, that I don't like it.) :)
I really like having that come up as a separate "help" window, leaving
undisturbed the main window where I'm picking checkboxes. But then, I'm
always amazed when I use browser-back to return to some form and it hasn't
forgotten my choices so far; maybe I just need more faith :)
Mitchell Marks (773) 702-6041 AAC-010A
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