[OS X TeX] gmane archives out of date.

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Mon Jul 7 20:14:10 EDT 2008

On Jul 7, 2008, at 7:49 PM, Owen Densmore wrote:

> On Jul 7, 2008, at 5:27 PM, Gary L. Gray wrote:
>> Please don't hijack existing threads -- see the "List Reminders and  
>> Etiquette" link in the footer of this message.
> Yikes! Not sure how I hijacked an existing thread.  Is there a "os x  
> tex gmane" thread?  Anyway, sorry!
>> On Jul 7, 2008, at 5:42 PM, Owen Densmore wrote:
>>> The gmane archive is not keeping up with the list .. last entry I  
>>> see is 14 June.  I'd like to search the archives before asking a  
>>> question that's likely been answered already!  The mailman  
>>> archives aren't easily searchable.
>> Thank you for noticing that. I just checked and I see that the  
>> address for gmane had been blocked due to excessive bouncing. I  
>> have unblocked it, though I have no idea why it would have  
>> excessively bounced and I also have no idea how to get the missing  
>> messages into the gmane archive. If someone knows how to do this,  
>> please let me know. It would be nice to have the missing messages  
>> included.
>>> BTW: our group has found nabble a better overall list archive, and  
>>> we're changing our existing gmane archives there.  Both isn't a  
>>> bad idea either, redundancy is useful.
>> What is it you prefer about Nabble over gmane? Can I move gmane  
>> archives to Nabble?
> It may be a matter of taste: they have a very clean layout, they are  
> a bit more "modern" than gmane (you can embed your archive into your  
> own web site, for example), they try to present a Forum experience,  
> good RSS support, child/parent lists, and they're now working on a  
> newer version, Nabble 2, including many requests from their users.
> Lots of info here:
>  http://www.nabble.com/
> I don't know if they can move gmane archives.  I did ask them (support at nabble.com 
> ) about putting some of our mailman archives into nabble, and they  
> asked for the "mbox" file to be uploaded.  I didn't follow up, but I  
> do know they try to upload old archive content if at all possible.

Thanks -- I will look into it later this year (professional stuff is  
getting in the way of everything).

I think I can generate an mbox with all of the postings to the list  
since its inception, so that would be a possibility.

-- Gary

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