[Mailman-Users] format

Con Wieland cwieland at uci.edu
Fri Apr 4 19:23:09 CEST 2008

On Apr 4, 2008, at 10:05 AM, Mark Sapiro wrote:

> Con Wieland wrote:
>> Is it possible to change the "RE" formating on a per list basis. I
>> recently upgraded and I see this was changed in 2.1.6.  BTW - I like
>> the new format but it's those darn users-)
>> Changed in 2.1.6
>>   - New feature: subject_prefix can be configured to include a  
>> sequence
>>       number which is taken from the post_id variable.  Also, the
>> prefix is
>>       always put at the start of the subject, i.e. "[list-name] Re:
>> original
>>       subject", if mm_cfg.OLD_STYLE_PREFIXING is set No.  The
>> default style
>>       is "Re: [list-name]" if numbering is not set, for backward
>> compatibility.
>>       If the list owner is using numbering feature by "%d"
>> directive, the new
>>       style, "[list-name 123] Re:", is always used.
>> I found this but I don't think it will do it.
>>  "Prefix for subject line of list postings." under General options
> What are you asking, and what is the issue?
> The default setting for OLD_STYLE_PREFIXING is Yes. It can be
> overridden in mm_cfg.py. With this setting and no change to the list's
> subject_prefix, prefixing will continue to work as before.
> In 2.1.6 there were two new features - sequence numbering, and always
> putting the prefix first before any Re:.
> Numbering is controlled by litterally including '%d' in  
> subject_prefix.
> The %d is replaced by the message sequence number in the delivered
> message. If you include the %d for sequence numbering, the setting for
> OLD_STYLE_PREFIXING is ignored and the new behavior is implied.
> In the absence of numbering, OLD_STYLE_PREFIXING controls the order of
> the prefix and any Re:. Yes implies the previous style, e.g., "Re:
> [Mailman-Users] format" and No implies, e.g., "[Mailman-Users] Re:
> format".
> Upon rereading, I think your question is "is it possible to have
> OLD_STYLE_PREFIXING = No in mm_cfg.py, but use the old style for
> selected lists through some list setting". Unfortunately, the answer
> to that is no.

Yes that was the question, and the answer I suspected. I was just  
checking to see if I was missing something.


> You can have OLD_STYLE_PREFIXING = Yes and use the new style for
> selected lists, but only by adding sequence numbering to the prefix
> for those lists that want the new style.
> -- 
> Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
> San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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