> Tatsuo Ishii wrote:
> > > Stefan Kaltenbrunner wrote:
> > > >> They are not stable. The items should point to the archives, which are
> > > >> supposedly more stable. (I had already fixed one item in PatchStatus
> > > >> this morning). Really it would be much nicer to have links using the
> > > >> Message-Id but I doubt that's at all doable.
> > > >
> > > > hrm - I see so is there a particular reason for that behaviour ?
> > >
> > > They're stable until Bruce removes something from the queue. When
> > > something is removed, it's renumbered.
> > >
> > > It's how mhonarc works. It's the same with the archives - if we delete a
> > > mail, they get renumbered. So we never should delete, we should just
> > > blank out, but it has happened a couple of times.
> > As I proposed for many times, why don't we add message number to each
> > subject line in mail? For example like this:
> > [HACKERS: 12345] Re: Not ready for 8.3
> > This way, we could always obtain stable (logical) pointer, without
> > reling on particular archival infrastructure.
> While that helps, it does not actually allow software to link the
> threads together, i.e. it can't tell which is the head and tail of the
> thread. The actual software needs to improve because the thread
> information is already part of the email headers.
I know. My point is, subject-with-sequence will guarantee at least we
do not lose the pointer completely.
Also it will help us searching particular message in the private mail
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