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Re: Mumi, public-inbox and tools

From: zimoun
Subject: Re: Mumi, public-inbox and tools
Date: Wed, 04 May 2022 10:53:30 +0200

Hi Arun,

On Tue, 03 May 2022 at 23:20, Arun Isaac <> wrote:

>> of public-inbox via and the piem glue?
> I haven't thought carefully about public-inbox integration. But, if we
> can do everything in mumi, do we need public-inbox at all?

Well, some advantages I see after using a bit the public-inbox instance
<> mirroring some lists.

1. The web interface,

  a) works well with “poor“ web browser as EWW
     (whereas I prefer Mumi with full featured browser ;-))
  b) show the complete thread
  c) powerful and quick search

2. The local mirror,

  a) ‘git pull’, so do not pollute my email inbox   
  b) I pull and so read whenever I want, not when messages are
  c) I index and read using whatever fits my workflow
  d) the public-inbox server provides NNTP for Gnus folks

3. Bridge the present with the past

  assume I start to follow guix-devel on Wed, 30 Mar 2022

  and I locally read with my favorite Email reader this message:

  I am interested and I would like to know more:
  a) I can read using my web browser
  b) I can download the complete thread and read offline
     (it requires some glue code, as ’lei’ or ’piem’; IIUC)

Using the “official” interface, it is really boring.  For instance, I
read this message
then one needs some motivation to find the message of this reply; since
it had not been sent the same month.

Mumi is about bugs and another interface for Debbugs.  Therefore, we
cannot do everything with Mumi. ;-)

Maybe, what could help, IMHO, would to have the various Guix mailing
lists as public-inboxes under, say and Mumi
could use this instance, eventually, or bridge.  The aim would be a
flexible interface but still uniform.

And I do not speak about other tools from the ecosystem as B4,



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