[Mailman-Users] Bundle Htdig with Pipermail? -was- How to delete messages from private archives

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Tue Jan 28 02:48:52 CET 2003

I agree that having Pipermail install "out of the box" with Mailman is a
definite plus.  Htdig is rapidly becoming a very popular add-on to those
dynamic Duo (helped along by the great work that Richard Barrett does in
keeping the patches up-to-date!).

Is there a reason you wouldn't want to simply include Htdig as part of
the "out of the box" install?

Are you thinking that we can port ht://dig over to Python and then
improve it performance? :-)

On Mon, 2003-01-27 at 19:33, Barry A. Warsaw wrote:
> >>>>> "JP" == Jim Popovitch <jimpop at rocketship.com> writes:
>     JP> Actually my suggestion would be to remove Pipermail (and not
>     JP> insert MHonarc, Hypermail, etc.)  MM doesn't include a search
>     JP> engine, why a mail archive?  IMHO MM should focus on what it
>     JP> already does very very well.
> Pipermail isn't horrible any more, and I don't think it would be
> /that/ much work to implement a simple search engine.  Simplicity is
> the key here -- I'd love a basically functional search feature that
> works out of the box.  It needs to be modular so that more advanced
> sites can swap in a different search engine (e.g. htdig), just like
> they now can do with the archiver.
> I don't think we buy much by /removing/ functionality.
> -Barry

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