* [ANN] msgthr - container-agnostic, non-recursive message threading
@ 2017-06-09 0:04 Eric Wong
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From: Eric Wong @ 2017-06-09 0:04 UTC (permalink / raw)
To: ruby-talk; +Cc: msgthr-public, misc
Pure Ruby message threading based on the algorithm described by
JWZ in <https://www.jwz.org/doc/threading.html> and used in
countless mail and news readers; but with some features removed
and improved flexibility:
* Message format-agnostic, not limited to email or NNTP;
but even appropriate for forums, blog comments, IM, etc.
For mail and NNTP messages, that means you must extract
the Message-ID and parse the References and In-Reply-To
headers into an array yourself.
* No recursion; all algorithms are non-recursive to avoid
SystemStackError exceptions in deep message threads.
Memory usage is bound by the number of lightweight containers
needed to represent a thread.
* No pruning of non-leaf ghosts. Readers are not shielded
from deleted or lost messages. Equivalent to setting
"hide_missing" to "no" in mutt.
* No grouping by subject. This makes things ideal for short
messages such as chat and status updates. For email, this
encourages the use of proper client which set In-Reply-To
or References headers. Equivalent to setting "strict_threads"
to "yes" in mutt.
 - Instead, messages with the same Subject can be grouped
by a search engine. For email, this would be done using
a mail search engine like notmuch or mairix.
Our Ruby 1.9.3+ compatible code is available via git,
no C compiler or other dependencies are required:
git clone git://80x24.org/msgthr
git clone https://80x24.org/msgthr.git
Releases may be downloaded via RubyGems:
gem fetch [-v VERSION] msgthr
The code used in this Ruby library was originally derived from
the Mail::Thread module for Perl 5.x:
Feedback is welcome via plain-text mail (no HTML, images, etc).
Please send comments, user/dev discussion, patches, bug reports,
and pull requests to the open-to-all mailing list at:
No subscription will ever be required to post. Please Cc: all
recipients as subscription will never be necessary.
Mailing list archives are available via HTTPS and NNTP:
You may optionally subscribe, but will never be required to:
This README is our homepage, we would rather be working on cool
stuff day than worrying about the next browser vulnerability
because CSS/JS/images are all too complicated for us.
RDoc API documentation in simple HTML is available at:
Copyright 2016-2017, all contributors (see git repo).
License: GPL-2.0+ <https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.txt>
msgthr is copyrighted Free Software by all contributors, see logs in
revision control for names and email addresses of all of them.
msgthr is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as
published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of
the License, or (at your option) any later version.
msgthr is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public
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