[sf-lug] New to this list; Gmane.org, anyone?
codeshepherd at gmail.com
Mon Dec 31 02:20:44 PST 2007
Daniel Gimpelevich wrote:
> 'lo. I just finally subscribed to this list, albeit with the "nomail"
> option. I'm hoping to get the list archive mirrored on gmane.org, with
> the added benefits that brings, including a web form for posting to
> the list, an NNTP gateway for participating in it, and four different
> RSS feeds of the list. Currently, replying to old messages not in
> one's inbox requires manually setting the In-Reply-To headers. Note
> that the current system hosting the list, linuxmafia.com, is capable
> of providing the NNTP gateway itself, but in a slightly more limited
> role. I asked Jim, and he thinks that mirroring on gmane.org is a
> great idea, but that his opinion is his alone, and not necessarily
> that of others on the list. So, how about having some of you fellow
> list participants discuss the matter? If people like the idea, there's
> another question to answer: E-mail addresses in the mirrored archive
> get obscured in one of two ways: Either the "@" is replaced with "at"
> inside the message, or the whole address is scrambled. Unfortunately,
> there is no option to leave them as they are. So, that would be
> another thing to discuss. The past two years of the list are trivial
> to copy over into the mirror because the mbox file is easily
> web-accessible. However, I really hope the first year and a half of
> archives can join them there. I understand that the machine that
> hosted those died, but I don't know to what degree the old Mailman
> mbox file is irretrievable from it, nor whether any backups of it
> existed. Alas, the mbox format file really is the only way that part
> of the list's history can rejoin it in this medium, and Jim's
> meticulous retention of each message individually is insufficient. I
> probably won't reply back to this thread unless everybody comes to an
> agreement, but I'll be checking for replies nonetheless. I hope to see
> some of you at the Javacat sometime...
If you plan to put the discussion in public, you must consider removing
emails or atleast replace @ and . with AT and DOT. It really helps lot
of people, if you allow the discussion to be archived by search
engines. Good job.
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