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From: Eric Wong <>
Subject: [ssoma PATCH 2/2] README: add warnings about the lack of v2 support
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 09:50:57 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Repositories and everything else will continue to exist; but
don't encourage people to use specialized tools when generic
ones such as NNTP will do.
 Documentation/ssoma_repository.pod |  4 ++++
 README                             | 15 ++++++++-------
 2 files changed, 12 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/ssoma_repository.pod b/Documentation/ssoma_repository.pod
index 912f309..6929c83 100644
--- a/Documentation/ssoma_repository.pod
+++ b/Documentation/ssoma_repository.pod
@@ -6,6 +6,10 @@ ssoma_repository - repository and tree description for ssoma
+WARNING: this does NOT describe the scalable v2 format used
+by public-inbox.  Use of ssoma is not recommended for new
+installations due to scalability problems.
 ssoma uses a git repository to store each email as a git blob.
 The tree filename of the blob is based on the SHA1 hexdigest of
 the first Message-ID header.  A commit is made for each message
diff --git a/README b/README
index d2be773..de12f93 100644
--- a/README
+++ b/README
@@ -1,15 +1,13 @@
 ssoma - some sort of mail archiver
+WARNING: ssoma will not be updated for public-inbox v2 repositories.
+Nowadays, public-inbox has NNTP support which makes ssoma redundant.
 ssoma is a git-based mail archiver and transport.  Email is injected via
 ssoma-mda(1) (MDA: mail delivery agent) on a server and may be shared
 (via git) and extracted to mbox, Maildir, or IMAP via ssoma(1).  ssoma
-exists primarily as the mechanism (not policy) for public-inbox but may
-easily be used for other projects.
-Readers of public-inbox instances may install ssoma to extract messages
-into their favorite mail client for reading.
-See for more information on how ssoma is used.
+existed primarily as the mechanism (not policy) for public-inbox v1.
@@ -77,6 +75,9 @@ document describes it:
+Again, note that this DOES NOT cover the public-inbox v2 repository
 Copyright 2013-2016 all contributors <>

      parent reply	other threads:[~2018-12-19  9:50 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-12-19  9:50 [ssoma PATCH 0/2] add warnings about lack of v2 support Eric Wong
2018-12-19  9:50 ` [ssoma PATCH 1/2] extractor: warn about v2 repositories Eric Wong
2018-12-19  9:50 ` Eric Wong [this message]

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