[Mailman-Users] Feature request: Archived MIME attachments

Gregory Leblanc GLeblanc at cu-portland.edu
Tue Jun 20 06:50:16 CEST 2000

> -----Original Message-----
> From: J C Lawrence [mailto:claw at kanga.nu]
> Sent: Monday, June 19, 2000 9:26 PM
> To: Chuq Von Rospach
> Cc: Derek Simkowiak; mailman-users at python.org
> Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Feature request: Archived MIME 
> attachments 
> On Mon, 19 Jun 2000 20:52:53 -0700 
> Chuq Von Rospach <chuqui at plaidworks.com> wrote:
> > At 7:10 PM -0700 6/19/2000, Derek Simkowiak wrote:
> >> In the archives, it would be nice if the attachments would be
> >> decoded and put as (read-only, non-executable) file linked on the
> >> message archive.
> > Definitely. If you can't wait, consider replacing the existing
> > archive system with something like Mhonarc. 
> Ahh, I see I have taught you well grasshopper!  (This is normally my 
> mantra)

I'd have some concerns about going to Mhonarc, seeing how it's horribly
unreliable for the guys down at Metalab.  Our archives (LDP) are often full
of errors generated by it.

> This really is becoming a FAQ, much like smrsh, UID/GID, and allt he 
> rest that makes up far too much of this list's traffic.  Anybody
> want to start maintaining a FAQ or setup a FAQ-A-Matic?

Somebody going to provide official space on the mailman site for it?

> > In fact, I wouldn't be terribly unhappy if Mailman switches to
> > Mhonarc as the default archiver, but I wouldn't think that's
> > something that ought to be done in the 2.0 timeframe. 
> Ahh, but its not Python...
> My main complaint with the internal archiver is that it archives
> messages as they are received and not as they are broadcast.  While
> the current setup has advantages for reproducability, it makes far
> more sense to me to archive the messages as they users see them, not
> pre-processing.
> Eek, another web option.

I think that the lack of mime support is a bit of a "bad thing" as well.
Mailman handles mime in some places, so some of the code to handle mime in
archives should exist, I think.  

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