Progress on stitching mailing list history back together

Erik Huelsmann ehuels at
Mon Apr 6 07:45:08 UTC 2015

Hi Mark,

No problem. The archives have been offline for so long a week or two
doesn't make all that much difference.

It would be nice to be able to announce on ELS that they're finally
stitched and back though. Hope that's a timeline you can support when you
look at it more closely on Thursday.



On Mon, Apr 6, 2015 at 8:08 AM, Mark Evenson <evenson at> wrote:

> @Erik: I've should have the whole armedbear history via IMAP, but am
> currently on the road so won't necessarily get time until Thursday or so. I
> will try to post a better estimate later today.
> Tersely pecked on a Nexus 5
>  On Apr 6, 2015 12:16 AM, Erik Huelsmann <ehuels at> wrote:
> Hi Mark, Mario, others,
> Today I finished a script to stitch the histories of the various mailing
> lists back together (yay!). However, I'm running into an issue:
> Mailman's HTML archive generator doesn't want to regenerate the archives
> for any archive that doesn't have an active mailing list associated (why?!
> Ugh!).
> So, I'll be experimenting later to see if I can create an active mailing
> list while regenerating the archive and deleting the mailing list
> thereafter again. If anybody feels like major Python hacking to hack the
> HTML archive generator to use the mailing list default settings if there's
> no active mailing list, that'd be perfect. (We don't use anything but the
> defaults...)
> So, good news, but unfortunately, bad news too.
> @Mark: some mail to armedbear-devel hasn't been archived between june 2014
> and februari 2015. If you could find those mails (preferrably by
> downloading them in their original text form, by downloading POP3 or IMAP
> content), now would be an extremely good time, because it'll be easy to
> stich that content with the rest right now.
> --
> Bye,
> Erik.
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