Thoughts on what's next.

From: Kent Landfield <>
Date: Mon, 8 Jun 1998 13:34:28 -0500 (CDT)
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We are at a point where most everything has been merged and people are starting to play with the new version. (I even got Craig Summerhill's and Roy Tennant's suggestions in.) There are still some patches I need review again for possible integration but at this point it's time to think about what's next. The following is list of lists of ramblings. Feel free to jump in on any one or all. ;)


It was suggested earlier that we look at the features that mhonarc has that hypermail might need. This is what I see as *real* differences.

There are many others that are implementation based but don't seem to be functionality based. FWIW.

Important Things:

    o Need to have the enclosure filenames tied somehow to the file it is       linked from for removal and overwrite updates.

    o Have the MIME decoding ignore multipart/alternative and have it use

      a configured default (such as plain/text) as the primary method 
      (dropping the redundant alternatives on the floor).


Archiving Issues:

    o Archiving to mailbox and hypermail archive

    o Remove a message from an archive

    o Read an existing Hypermail archive and convert it to a new format

    o Built in or snap in search interface

Index Issues:

    o Limit by # of messages and by hour/day/week/month/size

    o Make subfolders?

Date Issues:

    o Allow for very old years

    o Allow for years > current year

    o Timezone conversion


    o Testing on other Unix platforms

    o Porting to Windows/NT

Parsing and Code:


These are on the table as to what should be done next. The Important ones might be a starting point... ;) Comments ? What is it that you need the most ?

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