State of Things
relwalretep at gmail.com
Wed Nov 30 04:26:25 EST 2022
Are we preserved with Internet Archive? Or am I missing something
here. Haven't directly checked, time over effort etc.
On Wed, 23 Nov 2022 at 16:08, Richard Laager <rlaager at pidgin.im> wrote:
> On 11/22/22 20:41, Gary Kramlich wrote:
> >> Gary, how much money do you want for the following statement of work:
> >> 1. "roll out Discourse on a DigitalOcean node, import the mailman
> >> users lists into it, and create spaces for Pidgin, Finch, Purple, GNT,
> >> and IMFreedom on it with appropriate threads and stuff to replace our
> >> existing mailing lists."
> >> 2. Spend up to 8 hours attempting to import the mbox archives from
> >> Mailman into Discourse, with no care given to preserving URLs.
> > This statement of work isn't quite right as the intent is to leave the
> > archives where they are to avoid redirect hell and breaking tons
> > of links across the web. However, running pipemail which is a now
> > unmaintained python2 application in 2023 doesn't sound like the best
> > idea.
> As I understand it, the pipermail issue is the bulk of the migration
> problem. My plan was specifically to give up on trying to preserve the
> URLs, and even the messages themselves if necessary.
> That said, can we just scrape the existing pipermail site and save it as
> a static HTML website? That would preserve the messages and the URLs.
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