[Teammetrics-discuss] Phase I: Statistics for mailing lists on Alioth
sukhbir.in at gmail.com
Tue May 31 11:55:49 UTC 2011
> For the time of testing this is no problem because you used
> variables - however the variables relay on having config and
> data in the same directory which is not flexible enough.
Good point, noted.
> - I would prefer a better readable config file. There is no need
> for xml, but some kind of key-value syntax (perhaps RFC 822 as used
> in many Debian related config files) comes to mind. There should
> also be the option to add comments.
All right. I also was somehow not comfortable with the configuration
file. The RFC being a Debian config file standard is a good idea.
> - I tried with
> $ cat ~/.teammetrics/listinfo
Woah! If you notice the URL:
http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/cdd-commits/. The February
2009 mbox is in plain text instead of gzip and this is what caused the
problem. I can add an exception but this is a weird and an exceptional
Otherwise it works. You can try it with some other lists, just for
> Nono, this thingy should run silently in a cron job or something like
> this. For the purpose of debugging / developing this is fine. Perhaps
> you might use a DEBUG variable which controls the output and enables
> switching it to complete silence if everything works as expected.
I somehow suspected that we would want it to run silently. I will
follow the DEBUG variable approach.
> Logfile would be probably a good idea.
> Yes, thanks.
Thanks for the suggestions, I am going to implement them soon and then
we will proceed.
> PS: I hope list admins will be able to fix the subscription issue.
Don't worry, I will ping you every time I send an email until this is fixed :-)
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