Why is cc-list dropped in patchwork

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Wed Sep 30 18:45:43 EST 2009

Hi Jeremy,

On 30.09.2009 09:52, Jeremy Kerr wrote:
> Carl-Daniel,
>> Basically, the idea is to give web interface users the ability to reply
>> to a patch while preserving correct threading and subject.
> I'm not sure I want to take patchwork in this direction; I don't want to 
> implement a full mail composer in the web interface. Also, replying via 
> patchwork means that you don't get your mail sent in your 'Sent Items' 
> mailbox.

Sorry about not being clear enough. I totally agree with you that
integrating a full mail composer in patchwork is definitely a bad idea.
I wanted simple mailto: links like those generated by pipermail. For an
example, please take a look at
http://www.coreboot.org/pipermail/coreboot/2009-June/050253.html and
specifically at the first link on that page, named "svn at
coreboot.org". Most browsers are able to pass on that mailto: link to
your default mailer, and the default mailer gets the correct In-Reply-To
and Subject headers from the mailto: URL.

> I'd prefer to facilitate interaction with existing mailers. Perhaps a script 
> where we can download the mbox, then hook into your mailer to begin composing 
> a reply? This won't work with the web-based mail clients though...

Unless I'm mistaken, the mailto: approach I envisioned would do what you
want, plus some browsers are even able to pass mailto: links to some
webmailers. Win-win, if you ask me.

>> For pure
>> reply-to-list functionality I need the list email address which isn't
>> available anywhere.
> It's in the Project object, listemail property.

Ah sorry, must have overlooked it. I'll try to code something up and get
back to you.



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