[ros-users] Idea for wiki macro -- link to mailing list threads

Ken Conley kwc at willowgarage.com
Sun Feb 6 19:05:30 UTC 2011

This does sound useful.  If you can figure out the algorithm/API for expanding




I would be happy to turn it into a macro on our Wiki.  I don't know
enough about Lurker and the URL-generation scheme isn't as obvious as
our other macros (e.g. Youtube, Trac).

 - Ken

On Sun, Feb 6, 2011 at 10:54 AM, Patrick Bouffard
<bouffard at eecs.berkeley.edu> wrote:
> It's often the case that for some particular item on the wiki there is
> much more information available in discussions in the mailing lists,
> though it's not practical (or even a good idea) to add all that detail
> to the wiki itself. As the list archives grow however it's becoming
> harder to find relevant information by a simple keyword search.
> We can currently link to wiki pages from the mailing list simply by
> pasting in the appropriate URL. Could we also enable the reverse, with
> a wiki macro that links to the lurker archive of a particular thread?
> Similar to the bug tracker macro. So something like:
> <<Lurker(THREAD_ID)>>
> e.g.,
> <<Lurker(d2ff88fe)>>
> .. would expand to:
> https://code.ros.org/lurker/search/20380101.000000.00000000@th:d2ff88fe.en.html
> And would be rendered with something like *[ML], where * is a little
> envelope icon or something like that.
> Then in the wiki we can add these links pointing to discussion threads
> that are relevant to that part of the wiki. This could include threads
> on ros-developers that relate to design decisions, or threads on
> ros-users that have some detailed discussion on some feature.
> I'm not sure if this is technically possible, but perhaps the mailing
> list could even be configured so that the lurker thread id is printed
> at the bottom of every message to make it dead easy to know what
> thread id to use.
> Cheers,
> Pat
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