[dwm] Web mail archives

From: Kai Hendry <hendry_AT_iki.fi>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2008 20:48:32 +0100

I'm not happy with the archives of dwm:

http://lists.suckless.org/dwm/0809/index.html

An old program http://www.hypermail-project.org/ (51k SLOC) is used and I don't
think it manages threads as well as mutt.

Compare mutt's output:

2904 N 14/09 Johannes Wegener ( 0) [dwm] XCB?
2905 N 14/09 Anselm R Garbe ( 0) |->
2906 N 14/09 Tobias Ulmer ( 0) | `->
2907 N 14/09 Don Stewart ( 0) | |->
2908 N 14/09 Kai Gro▀johann ( 0) | | `->
2909 N 14/09 Anselm R Garbe ( 0) | `->
2910 N 14/09 Donald Chai ( 0) `->
2911 N 14/09 Anselm R Garbe ( 0) `->

With hypermail's:

# [dwm] XCB? Johannes Wegener (Sun Sep 14 2008 - 10:02:34 UTC)
    * Re: [dwm] XCB? Anselm R Garbe (Sun Sep 14 2008 - 11:32:25 UTC)
          o Re: [dwm] XCB? Tobias Ulmer (Sun Sep 14 2008 - 17:23:34 UTC)
                + Re: [dwm] XCB? Don Stewart (Sun Sep 14 2008 - 19:00:34 UTC)
                + Re: [dwm] XCB? Kai Gro▀johann (Sun Sep 14 2008 - 20:49:53 UTC)
                + Re: [dwm] XCB? Anselm R Garbe (Sun Sep 14 2008 - 20:02:02 UTC)
    * Re: [dwm] XCB? Donald Chai (Sun Sep 14 2008 - 15:28:24 UTC)
          o Re: [dwm] XCB? Anselm R Garbe (Sun Sep 14 2008 - 20:12:46 UTC)

Besides looking ugly, Kai's reply isn't properly indented at the third(?)
level.

I was wondering if anyone more competent than I has looked through mutt's
threading source or at least thought about writing a better Web mail archival
tool. Or perhaps a better tool exists for putting mail boxes on the Web?

I think in the case of the suckless community, you can perhaps assume message
id references will not get b0rked, so the implementation could be simpler.

nn,
Received on Sun Sep 21 2008 - 19:48:32 UTC

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