[ET Trac] [Einstein Toolkit] #1529: Included clickable link to archived posting in users list emails

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Sun Jan 26 00:08:09 CST 2014

#1529: Included clickable link to archived posting in users list emails
  Reporter:  rhaas                    |       Owner:                     
      Type:  enhancement              |      Status:  reopened           
  Priority:  optional                 |   Milestone:                     
 Component:  EinsteinToolkit website  |     Version:  development version
Resolution:                           |    Keywords:                     
Changes (by rhaas):

  * status:  closed => reopened
  * resolution:  wontfix =>


 Alright. One can use the message-id when making a one-line hack to
 mailman. The attached patch is for
 /usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Archiver/HyperArch.py which is the tool actually
 generating the archives. It replaces the sequence number of the posting
 (which is what is usually used for the URL) by the first part of the
 message id. Eg for
 it would generate
 which is almost unique (the message ID is created by the sender it seems
 so two sender could in principle create the same ID).

 If one does not want to hack a file installed by the package manager (or
 if you are not root) but can at least modify /etc/mailman/mm_cfg.py then
 one can use the entry PUBLIC_EXTERNAL_ARCHIVER (see
 /usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Defaults.py) to replace the default archiver with
 a copy of lines 210--216 of /usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Defaults.py that uses
 the modified HyperArch.py .

 To get the message id to show up in the email text (rather than just the
 email header, which requires inspecting the message source in one's email
 client), one can modify Decorate.py and add a new field "msg_id" to the
 allowed values in mailing list (Non-digest options, the web-gui complain
 but things work anyway).

 Maybe a student can be found who is willing to turn these into a "nice"
 method. What I described works in a test setup inside of a virtual machine
 but I have no idea what kind of access level we have to the machine that
 runs the ET mailing list.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.einsteintoolkit.org/ticket/1529#comment:3>
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