|author||Eric Wong <email@example.com>||2014-04-08 20:42:17 +0000|
|committer||Eric Wong <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2014-04-08 20:42:17 +0000|
Things to keep in mind when working on this.
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diff --git a/Documentation/design_notes.txt b/Documentation/design_notes.txt
index 6805f046..e7e6fff7 100644
@@ -32,8 +32,9 @@ Use existing infrastructure
* public-inbox uses SMTP for posting. Posting a message to a public-inbox
- instance is no different than sending a message to any open mailing
+ instance is no different than sending a message to any _open_ mailing
+ list. Any existing spam filtering on an SMTP server is also effective
+ on public-inbox.
* readers may continue using use their choice of mail clients and
mailbox formats, only learning a few commands of the ssoma(1) tool
@@ -73,11 +74,32 @@ Why email?
public-inbox host becomes unavailable, users may still directly email
each other (or Cc: lists for related/dependent projects).
+* git is distributed and robust while being both fast and
+ space-efficient with text data. NNTP was considered, but does not
+ support compression and places no guarantees on data/transport
+ integrity. However, an NNTP gateway (read-only?) is possible.
+* As of 2014, git is widely used and known to nearly all Free Software
+ developers. For non-developers it is packaged for all major GNU/Linux
+ and *BSD distributions.
+* Getting users to install/run ssoma (or any new tool) is difficult.
+ The web views must be easily read/cache/mirror-able.
+* There may also be a significant number of webmail users without
+ an MUA or feed reader; so a web view is necessary.
+* Expose Message-ID in web views to encourage replies from drive-by
-* Expose Message-ID in HTML views to encourage replies from drive-by
+* Raw text endpoint allows users to write client-side JS endpoints
+ without hosting the data themselves (or on a different server).