[hypermail] Problems with 2.1.8

From: Bill Moseley <moseley_at_hank.org_at_hypermail-project.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 08:02:01 -0800
Message-ID: <20040120160200.GB615_at_hank.org>

Here's a list of unresolved issues working with this latest version of hypermail. Please let me know if any of these are resolved in the current cvs before I try and fix anything -- or if I just mis-configured hypermail in some way.
  1. gmtime implementation seems broken:

   In mbox file:

        Date: Mon, 01 May 2000 14:21:44 -0500

   In config:

        dateformat = ++%a %b %d %Y - %H:%M:%S %Z
        gmtime = On

   results in: Date: ++Mon May 01 2000 - 19:21:44 PST    (correct time, wrong time zone)

   with gmtime = Off
   results in: Date: ++Mon May 01 2000 - 12:21:44 PDT

   Changing (or leaving blank) the dateformat does not help.

   I replaced %Z with UTC, but then I get:

   This archive was generated by hypermail

       2.1.8 : ++Thu Jan 15 2004 - 22:28:50 UTC PST
   So the zone is still displayed.

   Currently, seems like the best workaround is to not set gmtime and    instead use TZ=UTC before running hypermail.

2) The "received" line at the bottom of .mail is missing time zone.

3) minor nit, but the antispam_at only munges the From: link. The other email addresses are munged with html tricks spamprotect. Since parsing the HTML is trivial for spammers I think a more effective measure would be to apply the antispam_at to all messages as those can be unique to each archive.

4) I'm using folders (folder_by_date = %Y-%m) and the main index.html has the periods listed. Selecting that line goes to 2004-01/date.html that has three columns (indextable = On): subject, author, and date. The date column is *blank* on these pages. The sort by: thread and subject pages include the article date, but the date page does not.

5) Another minor point, but in this setup using folders, the article pages do not seem to have a link back to the top-level folders. To get back there you have to go to the bottom of the message, click on one of the "Contemporary messages sorted:" links (date, thread, subject, author) and then click on "List of Folders".

6) Yet another very minor point. Patches: I'm using the html formatting showhtml = 2, which works very nice. Only complaint is that it makes dif -u patches unusable. I know that's the risk of using that level of showhtml.

Here's a big one:

7) Hypermail is not consistent in its use of dates. It's my opinion that the "Date:" headers should not be used for sorting.

For example, I've got a message that contains an incorrect Date: header of 1996, but the real date (from the Received: and 'From ' headers) is in 1998. The message is submitted to hypermail in the correct order (as by the 'From ' date).

       1 messages: Starting 11 May 1996, Ending 11 May 1996  

    and also in the "Date" column.

8) I'm still not clear what -x does.   

Bill Moseley
Received on Wed 21 Jan 2004 12:25:15 AM GMT

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