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digitalmars.D - New D newsgroup and conversion of the old one to html

reply "Marc" <mcote333 sympatico.ca> writes:
When Walter asked if someone was up to the task
of converting the old newsgroup to html, i said
to myself "Ok, here is my chance to impress him" !

I thought i can do it in one or two weeks.

But his was an error for two reasons:

1.    Jen Knepper had already offer to do the job, and
2.    There exists excellent tools that do exactly that.
        (links at the end of this post)

I realized that i might have walk on the toes of Jan.
I hope Jan is not offended of this.

Working on this was a lot of fun. I learned. But, there
is much more to consider than i first thought.

To do the job properly, one must process the Content-Type,
Encoding-Type, MIME presence, ...

So i searched the net for some source code.
i finally found a page which was produced by Pipermail.

Looking for Pipermail ( which is discontinued), i found
these three packages:

1.  Hypermail

     http://www.hypermail.org/
     http://sourceforge.net/projects/hypermail/

2.  MHmonArc

          http://www.oac.uci.edu/indiv/ehood/mhonarc.html

3.  mharc

    http://www.oac.uci.edu/indiv/ehood/mhonarc.html

There is no development to do, just configuration files...
mharc seems to simplify even more the task.

I dont know if Jan was aware of these packages when he said
it was a lot of work, but here they are.

I think they will help a lot more than i can..

Marc
May 01 2004
parent "Walter" <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
Thanks! hypermail looks like just the ticket.

"Marc" <mcote333 sympatico.ca> wrote in message
news:c7024m$311t$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 When Walter asked if someone was up to the task
 of converting the old newsgroup to html, i said
 to myself "Ok, here is my chance to impress him" !

 I thought i can do it in one or two weeks.

 But his was an error for two reasons:

 1.    Jen Knepper had already offer to do the job, and
 2.    There exists excellent tools that do exactly that.
         (links at the end of this post)

 I realized that i might have walk on the toes of Jan.
 I hope Jan is not offended of this.

 Working on this was a lot of fun. I learned. But, there
 is much more to consider than i first thought.

 To do the job properly, one must process the Content-Type,
 Encoding-Type, MIME presence, ...

 So i searched the net for some source code.
 i finally found a page which was produced by Pipermail.

 Looking for Pipermail ( which is discontinued), i found
 these three packages:

 1.  Hypermail

      http://www.hypermail.org/
      http://sourceforge.net/projects/hypermail/

 2.  MHmonArc

           http://www.oac.uci.edu/indiv/ehood/mhonarc.html

 3.  mharc

     http://www.oac.uci.edu/indiv/ehood/mhonarc.html

 There is no development to do, just configuration files...
 mharc seems to simplify even more the task.

 I dont know if Jan was aware of these packages when he said
 it was a lot of work, but here they are.

 I think they will help a lot more than i can..

 Marc

May 02 2004