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WasWhereWhen - Whereis mailing list mbox formatter

Copyright (C) 2012  Melissa Draper <melissa@catalyst.net.nz>

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as
published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the
License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
GNU Affero General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Affero General Public License
along with this program.  If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.

INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS

Requirements:

  • A database that supports "WITH" queries, eg, postgres 8.4

Brief, and possibly incomplete at this point:

  • Install django as per your operating system's instructions (eg, for ubuntu/debian: sudo apt-get install python-django)
  • Get the Libravatar python module (eg, sudo pip install pyLibravatar or sudo apt-get instal python-libravatar)
  • Get the djutils module (sudo pip install djutils)
  • Clone this repository into a directory somewhere
  • Setup Mailman to output weekly archives with the file format like: <yourmailmanlisturl>Week-of-Mon-20120716.txt
  • Set up your settings.py as per any other django site
  • Add 'brain', to the apps in the settings.py
  • Add to the bottom of your settings.py:

    • Mailman baseurl Remember the trailing slash! MAILMAN_BASEURL = 'https://<your whereis mbox>

    • Url to get a json response with directory info for alias mapping (see EXAMPLE_JSON.txt) DIRECTORY_JSON = '<url to some json with names, email, phone, etc details).js'

  • To the bottom of your settings.py, add the portion of the above url format. Remember the trailing slash!

  • If you don't want this in debug mode, make that change to settings.py
  • python manage.py runserver ip.addr.of.choice:port

WISHLIST FEATURES

  • Aliases for different email addresses
  • Reply catching/threading

Novelty:

  • Heatmap on calendar views
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