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I am not going to sit on my ass as the events that affect me unfold to determine the course of my life

17 December 2008 21:50

So I finally got round to vote on the Debian Lenny Firmware issue.

I can't help thinking that most of the discussion so far has been a waste of time, on the grounds that developers either

  • Care a lot about the subject and already have an opinion.
  • Don't care and get bored by the discussion.

Either way the discussion has two, or more, sides talking past each other rather than any convergence upon a consensus. (Me? I'm in the middle. On the fence. Getting bored. Hitting "Delete thread" a lot. Who knows, maybe I could have my vote influenced, but right now I'm just not caring enough either way.)

Anyway enough on that subject. Tonight I have mostly been looking around to come up with a simple way to give an "overview" of mail traffic. Something like:

  • Most prolific poster.
  • Most popular thread.
  • etc etc.

Individually these jobs are easy. Making it look pretty is hard. (Also I'd like to have archives of the lists in question, which are searchable.)

Seems like nothing out there does everything I want.

ObFilm: Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

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icon Graeme Hilton at 13:27 on 22 December 2008
There's a project hosted on fedora that might be interesting for you: http://fedorahosted.org/ekg
It's a mailing list analysis tool, but I don't know if it'll do what you want.
Hope this helps.