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2020-04-02README: add a missing "be"
2020-04-01README: expand on the GUI non-requirement
It may not be immediately obvious why we should value text-based stuff so much, so clarify that.
2020-02-06treewide: run update-copyrights from gnulib for 2019
I didn't wait until September to do it, this year!
2019-10-17doc: avoid [<directory>] arg for git-clone(1)
While it is possible to host source code from the root of a URL using git-http-backend(1), the lack of pathname in the URL can also be confusing to users. So just add the path name of the project into the URL itself so users can invoke "git clone" with one command-line argument instead of two. Of course, previously documented URLs continue to work as normal.
2019-01-02update and add documentation for repository formats
Remove confusing documentation around ssoma now that we have NNTP and downloadable mbox support. Only lightly-checked for grammar and speling, and not yet formatting. Edits, corrections and addendums expected :>
2018-02-07update copyrights for 2018
Using update-copyrights from gnulib While we're at it, use the SPDX identifier for AGPL-3.0+ to ease mechanical processing.
2016-11-29note the source code is AGPL for cloning
This should be adequate warning for folks who may be uncomfortable or uncertain about even possessing AGPL source code due to employer agreements and such. Disclaimer: I remain completely in favor of AGPL and strong copyleft, and am more than willing to risk my own future on it. However, I refuse to even nudge people into downloading AGPL source code if it presents any legal risk to them.
2016-08-21README: add link to source code mirrors
Centralization sucks, so we mirror everything.
2016-08-16HACKING: minor updates and add to the website
Also, at least add one of the Tor mirrors (the rest will be discoverable through the mirrors themselves).
2016-07-01git: allow cloning from the URL root, too
This means we can still show non-git users a somewhat browseable URL with a link to the README.html file while allowing git users to type less when cloning. All of the following are supported: git clone https://public-inbox.org/ public-inbox git clone https://public-inbox.org/public-inbox git clone https://public-inbox.org/public-inbox.git torsocks git clone http://ou63pmih66umazou.onion/public-inbox
2016-07-01update git repo location to https:// using GitHTTPBackend.pm
Might as well eat our own dogfood...
2016-06-17README: various updates
We no longer scrub content, and instead reject things by default. Further reduce mentions of ssoma and minor formatting tweaks.
2016-06-09doc: update links to HTTPS sites in INSTALL and README
Thanks to Let's Encrypt and getssl, we can afford to have HTTPS for our own hosting, and www.gnu.org has been accessible over HTTPS for a long while. While we're at it, update the copyright years, too.
2016-03-05doc: varyus speling fickses
Letz trie 2 uphear liter8
2016-02-12README: fix broken link to dc-dlvr-spam-flow
Reported-by: Jordi Bunster <jordi@bunster.org>
2016-02-01doc: misc cleanups and whitespace additions
Add a few newlines for readability (perhaps at the expense of economy). Stop mentioning "Open Source" as it is redundant and "Free Software" fits our goals, better.
2016-01-04misc doc updates
Strongly emphasize decentralization, as that was actually the main impetus for my interest in git.
2015-12-26doc: minor updates to trim down the README
We'll continue developing and supporting ssoma, but it's unlikely to gain much adoption in its current form; so stop cluttering up our own README with it.
2015-10-05README: add OpenSSL exception
Network connections may use OpenSSL for TLS (as other libraries, such as GNUTLS do not appear well-supported under Perl). So give this exception in case somebody needs TLS support for NNTP.
2015-09-30README: document NNTP access
That's right, we now have our NNTP server running and are self-hosting a read-only news gateway at: nntp://news.public-inbox.org/inbox.comp.mail.public-inbox.meta
2015-09-06update copyright headers and email addresses
In the future, it should be possible to use this: git ls-files | UPDATE_COPYRIGHT_HOLDER='all contributors' \ UPDATE_COPYRIGHT_USE_INTERVALS=2 \ xargs /path/to/gnulib/build-aux/update-copyright
2015-08-20misc documentation updates
Threading in Xapian is mostly supported by now; so start documenting things.
2014-07-02doc: remove HTML
Even with txt2pre, the maintenance/discoverability burden is too high and lynx still uses too much memory. Unfortunately, we'll have to keep our INSTALL.html for a while longer on the server since it's linked, but not index.html!
2014-05-30README: reflow and expand initial introduction a bit
Marketing is hard!
2014-04-21README: add links to try and HTML archives
2014-04-21README: fix URL for source code clone
This is an 80x24.org project (more on that at another date).
2014-04-20various documentation cleanups
2014-04-19various documentation updates
We have an HTML homepage, OMG!
2014-04-14doc: fold philosophy into the README
Hopefully this makes the scope and intent of the project clearer.
2014-04-14rename list from "bugs" to "meta"
"bugs" might confuse and limit the discussion, so "meta" it is!
2014-04-08doc: various cleanups all around
Most notably, the INSTALL is geared towards potential server admins, whereas the README is also for interested "drive-by" readers.
2014-04-05README: various updates
2014-01-09initial commit