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

Patrick Bouffard bouffard at eecs.berkeley.edu
Sun Feb 6 19:31:34 UTC 2011

I think that it's simply:


The 20380101 looks to be a default date that's far in the future. I
noticed that the same result will come up with the mailing list name
added, i.e.:


And this might be good to add to the macro even if only the id is
required to specify the thread completely--that way by looking at the
link you're about to click you can see what list it will be taking you

So how about:

Lurker<<LISTNAME, ID>>




On Sun, Feb 6, 2011 at 11:05 AM, Ken Conley <kwc at willowgarage.com> wrote:
> This does sound useful.  If you can figure out the algorithm/API for expanding
> d2ff88fe
> to
> https://code.ros.org/lurker/search/20380101.000000.00000000@th:d2ff88fe.en.html
> 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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