[swift-evolution] [Discussion] mailing list alternative

Ben Rimmington me at benrimmington.com
Sat Feb 4 09:12:09 CST 2017

> On 26 Jan 2017, at 18:02, Nate Cook wrote:
>> On Jan 25, 2017, at 3:32 PM, Douglas Gregor wrote:
>> I’ve looked into Discourse a bit, and it does look very promising. One *specific* way in which a motivated individual could help would be to take a look at Discourse’s import scripts and try importing swift-evolution’s mailing archives with them. We absolutely do not want to lose history when we switch technologies. Do the messages import well? Are threading and topics maintained in a reasonable manner? Does Discourse provide effective UI for looking into past discussions on some specific topic we’re interested in?
> I forged the mighty, turgid rivers of rubyenv, hand-tweaked gem dependencies, and sed-cleaned mbox files to try this out—you can see the results of an import (using one or two day old data) at this address:
> 	http://discourse.natecook.com/

Discourse doesn't properly import names with an acute accent:


I'm not sure why "=?utf-8?Q?F=C3=A9lix_Cloutier?=" isn't automatically decoded by the Mail library:


-- Ben

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