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Hi Michael, *,

On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 4:14 PM, Michael Münch <> wrote:
On Saturday 05 March 2011 22:27:02 Christoph Noack wrote:

during the OOo times it was quite common for me to "throw in ideas" :-)
Today, I'd like to do this by addressing a topic related to handling of
mail attachments on our mailing lists. Personally, I think this could be
beneficial for almost everyone getting in touch with our project.

Any news about this one?

It has been decided that it will be done, and Alex is working on
implementing it :-)

Especially if it will be modular so that it can be used outside of the
libreoffice scope.

The plan is to implement it using pymime (mailparsing, etc) and django
(providing a management-UI for deleting attachments) & hook it up to
silverstripe to reuse the existing logins for authentication.

pymime is already used for pre-list-processing (i.e. that is the tool
that adds the Archived-At header for and also adds
the footer (and does necessary charset conversions and strips html).
currenly used version is at - when it is
rewritten to manage the attachments, it will be available from there
once its done.

Something like different backends for plain file storage,
different DMS, mediawiki, ...

Oh, it's rather kept simple, as it explicitly is not for permanent
storage, etc. I don't know what DMS you have in mind, but especially
it won't store the files in mediawiki - that would rather defeat the

Have there been any discussions about the implementation, perhaps on other

No, there were only a few private mails - you didn't miss anything :-)


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