Wanted: HyperMail Done Right

Daniel LaLiberte (liberte@ncsa.uiuc.edu)
Sun, 24 Dec 95 23:31:46 CST

Daniel W. Connolly writes:
> Hypermail is great. Mhonarc is even better. But I've got a lot of
> ideas for improvements:

I want HyperNews done right in the same ways you have listed and more.
I know Hypermail is the email archive of choice, but HyperNews is
receiving continuing development attention, whereas Hypermail is
relatively static. So I'd rather see community efforts directed
toward HyperNews. With a configuration option, I could make HyperNews
even look like Hypermail, if familiarity is a factor.

I'm going to add the bidirectional email support to HyperNews RSN and
then I'll have to address all the same issues you listed.

> I saw some activity in news:comp.lang.python along this direction. Any
> takers around here?

HyperNews is written in Perl, but I've entertained the idea of
rewriting in Python or Java.

Daniel LaLiberte (liberte@ncsa.uiuc.edu)
National Center for Supercomputing Applications