Re: [hackers] A better mailing list web archiver for ... ?

From: Hiltjo Posthuma <>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 09:47:24 +0200

On Thu, Aug 11, 2022 at 02:02:50AM +0200, Thomas Oltmann wrote:
> Hi Hiltjo,
> thanks for the feedback.
> > In general the points look good to me. I haven't looked at the code.
> >
> > I think we can ignore some cruft. HTML mail should be avoided, atleast on suckless.
> >
> > Supporting nested threads are a must though (imho).
> Fair enough.
> > Right now there are multiple views (by date, thread etc). I'd like to keep
> > these options.
> I agree. As long as we can draw the line at 'sort by: attachment',
> which I still haven't figured out why one might want.
> > For parsing mail, maybe mblaze or parts of that code can be reused too:
> >
> I wasn't aware of mblaze, but from what I can tell it would definitely
> be a viable option, yes.
> Btw, I've thought of another plus for a homegrown archiver:
> In addition to HTML, we could also output Gopher pages.
> I reckon all it would take is implementing a second set of formatting routines.

Support for Gopher or other formatting routines would be very nice.

Support for a RSS/Atom feed of the archive (just from new to old) would be
nice too.

It would be fine if it first only supported HTML, but writing the code in a
way that supports formatting.


Kind regards,
Received on Thu Aug 11 2022 - 09:47:24 CEST

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