Re: saving attachments in separate directories

From: Paul Haldane <>
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 1999 10:30:00 +0100 (GMT)
Message-ID: <>

On Sun, 15 Aug 1999, Daniel Stenberg wrote:

> On Fri, 6 Aug 1999 wrote:
> > (I'm addressing this message to Daniel, as he seems to be the main
> > developer).
> I believe I am, not because I particularly want to, but because everybody
> else are absent.

Yup - I'd hoped to be more involved, but after a brief flurry of activity on hypermail, real work has intruded :->. I'm unlikely to take much of an active role again until after the start of next term.

> > [att- file prefix]
> >
> > As now hypermail is storing the attachments in a special attachment
> > directory, prefixing the attachments with "att-" becomes redundant.
> > Hence, I removed it from my code.
> I'm not so sure about that. You could still mail a file named '.htaccess' to
> get some funny effects for the particular directory where the file is stored.

I'd agree - we should give users the option to add a prefix (of their choice) and make it clear why having a prefix may well be a good idea.

> > So, the big question is, is it worth it that I contribute my patches?
> Definitely.

I'll second that - we need to have an active core of developers who have a feeling for how the code should develop so that it doesn't get stuck when one of use gets submerged in the day job.

> > Some time soon, I'll start doing more proprietary changes to the code, to
> > adapt it to our environment. I'd like to have at least the same code base
> > as you have at that moment to avoid diverging as long as possible.
> Yes. I would also like more developers on the project, so getting you into
> the team will make a significant change. We could probably drive the project
> further a lot faster after the merge has been completed.

I'd hope that as far as possible we can keep a single code base - we don't want to go back to the situation pre-Daniel where there were several locally hacked versions floating around with lots of effort going into fixing the same problems.

Paul Received on Tue 17 Aug 1999 11:31:29 AM GMT

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