hypermail integration? (was: archive/Makefile improved [patch])

From: Bernhard Reiter <bernhard_at_uwm.edu_at_hypermail-project.org>
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 14:07:26 -0500
Message-ID: <19990713140726.D17509_at_alpha1.csd.uwm.edu>

Hi Craig! Hi Tom!

You are right, I should elaborate a bit on the integration topic.

Archiving mails on the web is something you want to do with a lot of mailinglists.

GNU Mailman offers an interface for managing almost everything, concerning a mailinglist. This is a good thing, because you can easily donate the mailinglist to a maintainer, who can use the web for doing the job.

So there a options/buttons for monthly/ by year archival, private or public mailinglists and so on. Mailman uses an external program, pipermail to do that.

It would be nice, if people would come up with a recipe to use Mailman with hypermail, MonhArch or pipermail interchangeable. Making use of the security features of Mailmans configurations interface.

So the programs should still be available independently. And of course someone can use hypermail with Mailman.

The second part of my request is, that the archive/* scripts still are a little bit clumsy. Somewhere in the TODO I read that it was planned to put their functionality into the main hypermail program. That why I said that it is too bad that it isn't integrated yet. As you both mentioned it might not be a good idea to integrate all this, but it certainly belongs to the package.

ON Sat, Jul 10, 1999 at 04:12:52AM -0400, Craig A Summerhill wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Jul 1999, Bernhard Reiter <breiter_at_ffii.org> wrote:
> > My feedback: Would be nice to integrate hypermail and Mailman.
> > (www.list.org) Or at least give a nice description on how to do so.
> >
> > Too bad that the archive/* stuff is not yet folded into hypermail.
> >
> > Another script for creating the overview files of the monthly
> > archives is missing somehow. The Mailman pipermail did a good
> > job on these, if you need an example.

> What do you mean by "integrate"?

> I believe there are a number of people already using hypermail
> in successful conjunction with mailing list managers.

> Personally, I think any move to have the hypermail code absorb
> or incorporate routines from a mailing list management package or
> a mail transport agent would be a decidedly BAD thing. I want
> to keep those functions distinctly separate on my system(s).
I agree.
Would be nice to have them both ready to plug together without hassle.

ps.: note that I'm not subscribed to the hypermail list, but check the archive from time to time, so please cc important messages. THX

Research Assistant, Geog Dept UM-Milwaukee, USA.    (www.uwm.edu/~bernhard)
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