Jim C. Nasby wrote:
> On Tue, May 15, 2007 at 10:32:14PM +0200, Magnus Hagander 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.
> Isn't there any other archiver we could use? The lack of URL stability
> in mhonarc is bad enough, but the cross-month issue is just horrible.

Nothing useful last time I looked (a year or two back admittedley). I
have a design for one in mind that I was looking to prototype - there
are some php classes that would make it quite simple to get messages
into a database either via procmail, or from an mbox.

the stumbling block I was running into was rewriting the old archives
URLs to the new ones.

Regards, Dave

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