Re: contrib/

From: Mark Clear <>
Date: Mon, 04 Oct 1999 15:55:41 -0500
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I've been in touch with the author if, and he's rather disinclined to update it, since he still uses 1.x. Though I reminded him that come 1/1/00, he would no longer be using 1.x, one way or another.

It seems to me too useful a tool to throw away just because it doesn't work. (I can't believe I just said that.) What I mean of course is that someone, someday, might take up the torch if we leave it in, clearly noted that it is non-functional at present.

Mark Clear

>From: "Tom von Alten" <>
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>Subject: 2b25 feedback: contrib/
>Date: Mon, 4 Oct 1999 12:05:11 -0600
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>I'm not sure if there's a more current version of the "hypermail archive to
>mbox" converter, but giving the one in the current package I whirl, I note
>a) It does not work with an archive created by this version of hypermail;
>b) It *does* work with our local v1.x
> Except, not surprisingly, it doesn't back out attachments. (That would
>be a heck of a trick, given that neither of the authors could know about the
>particulars of our implementation of that!)
>So, I'm curious whether there *is* a current version of, or an
>equivalent program (that could be included in contrib/?). And whether it
>could be clever enough to put attachments back into an mbox. (That could
>get big and ugly, eh?)
>Either way, the current maybe should be trimmed if no one's
>prepared to updated it.
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Received on Mon 04 Oct 1999 10:56:30 PM GMT

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