On Wed, May 16, 2007 at 08:58:44AM +0100, Dave Page wrote: > 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.
How much visibility do we have into the mhonarc database? We should be able to come up with a simple redirector that would point the old mhonarc URLs to URLs for the new system... -- Jim Nasby [EMAIL PROTECTED] EnterpriseDB http://enterprisedb.com 512.569.9461 (cell) ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 1: if posting/reading through Usenet, please send an appropriate subscribe-nomail command to [EMAIL PROTECTED] so that your message can get through to the mailing list cleanly