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barry at list.org
Sat May 16 16:49:07 CEST 2009
On May 16, 2009, at 3:42 AM, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> Removing mailman-developers because I'm not talking about
> Barry Warsaw writes:
>> I've long thought that all archives should be vended dynamically
>> rather than statically, of course with a cache to improve
>> as necessary.
> I think it's a great option. But first Mailman would have to support
> archives, which it doesn't, really. pipermail is fine for small
> projects and some larger projects that are willing to put up with its
> limitations, but it's pretty creaky. Anything else (eg MHonArc) is
> "you do it yourself, see the tracker".
> IMO, trying to support archiving is mission creep the project should
> avoid, except for providing hooks to make it easier to use 3rd party
Mailman 3 makes it very easy to add archivers. I already have
implementations of hooks for Pipermail, MHonArc, and mail-
archives.com. They're not mutually exclusive btw.
> N.B. That doesn't mean Barry and Mark shouldn't contribute to
> archivers, if they want to.
I've long thought that Pipermail should be split off from Mailman as a
project, perhaps still bundled in whatever sumo distribution we
provide. It would be very cool if a group of people worked together
to make Pipermail not suck.
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