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Re: New version of the coordination pages (pseudo-urls)


On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 09:58:23AM +0300, Guillem Jover wrote:
> We also use our own bot at <http://ca.debian.net/> (based on some
> old version of Tim Dijkstra's bot), source code at
> <http://git.hadrons.org/?p=debian/l10n-bot.git>.

Thanks for the pointer.

The main differences I could find:
 * procmail filter based
 * cgi script (the i18n.debian.net pages are statically generated every
 * sqlite database (the i18n.debian.net database uses a Perl database
   similar to the i18n material)
 * The po files are extracted from the RFR/LCFC messages and available on
   the server

> The bot is subscribed to the list and hooked through procmail, so we
> can also easily remove and regenerate the sqlite db as we store the
> mails in an mbox, this way we also avoid having to poll and parse the
> mailing list web archives, which has always felt like a regression
> from the initial bots.

I will check with my i18n.debian.net admins to see how we can provide
procmail bots. That should not be an issue.

One advantage of parsing the web archives is that we can provide a link to
the thread. On the other hand, I can change my habits and use a date.

Kind Regards,

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