I realize that this may be considered an impolite question, but
it's an honest one. I'm not seeking flames, just information.
I have a need to set up WWW archives for several mailing lists and
I am trying to decide between MHonArc and Hypermail. Is there
an existing comparison of the pros and cons of the two?
A quick look at the documentation for both results in the
following tentative list of differences:
Perl C or Common Lisp
Unix or DOS Unix
MH or Unix mailbox format Unix mailbox format
MIME support No MIME support
Neither one has built-in support for a search index. Both permit
Since I am working in a Unix environment, am comfortable with either
C or Perl, and don't need the MH-style mailbox format, it seems that
the only significant difference in my case is that MHonArc supports
Or have I missed something? Surely Hypermail must do something
MHonArc won't do, as it also seems to have its adherents.
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