On Jul 31, 2018, at 7:47 AM, Richard Hipp <d...@sqlite.org> wrote:
> The intent is to replace this mailing list

Are you also going to import all the old content, so that people can clone the 
forum repo — assuming you still plan to keep the forum and code as separate 
repos — and get a locally-searchable archive?

Currently, I keep all mailing list content locally, which is occasionally 
helpful.  Web searches often fail to turn up conversations I *know* exist, 
which I can find simply by telling my mail client to search within a given mail 
folder.  This is especially common with projects that have lots of web search 
conflicts, like “Fossil”.

This also argues against those who say that local mailing list archives are too 
big or slow things down.  It’s been many years since mail clients couldn’t 
handle many years of a typical FOSS project mailing list content, and it’s been 
many years more than that where I even noticed the disk space it requires.

If bandwidth is a concern, the DVCS nature of Fossil should allow us to 
trivially set up a mirror network.  You just need to link to a bunch of people 
who’ve stood their ML repo clones up on public servers.
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