A Thunderbird extension for the archives

I repeatedly find myself wanting to reference an email in the PostgreSQL mailinglist archives either in a different email or in an IM or IRC conversation. The usual two methods for this have been to either look up the messageid from view-source in Thunderbird, or to go find the message by fulltext search either on our archives or one of the other big sites. I got tired of that, and decided it was good time to make my first try ever at writing a Thunderbird extension. It wasn't particularly hard, though finding the level of newbie documentation I required proved to be a bit of a challenge.

The current version is hardcoded to run on Unix - it does require an /etc/alternatives/x-www-browser. That just means there is room for improvement :-)

Here's a screenshot of how to use it:

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/432794002_w2JdG-X3.jpg border="2"

Should be fairly obvious what to do...

You can get the extension itself at http://www.hagander.net/extensions/


Comments

Err full stop This blog belongs to Magnus and he is coding unix stuff? How come? ;-)

Posted on Dec 9, 2008 at 09:23 by Andreas 'ads' Scherbaum.

WTF!

Of course I am...

Posted on Dec 9, 2008 at 09:25 by Magnus.

Excellent, this is a really great extension. Thanks a lot :)

Posted on Dec 11, 2008 at 15:22 by Guillaume Lelarge.

Conferences

I speak at and organize conferences around Open Source in general and PostgreSQL in particular.

Upcoming

FOSDEM PGDay 2020
Jan 31-Feb 2, 2020
Brussels, Belgium
SCALE 18x
Mar 5-8, 2020
Pasadena, USA
Nordic PGDay 2020
Mar 24-20, 2020
Helsinki, Finland
PGCon 2020
May 26-29, 2020
Ottawa, Canada
PGConf.EU 2020
Oct 20-23, 2020
Berlin, Germany

Past

PGDaySF 2020
Jan 21, 2020
San Francisco, USA
Stockholm PostgreSQL Meetup
Dec 3, 2019
Stockholm, Sweden
Berlin PostgreSQL Meetup
Nov 21, 2019
Berlin, Germany
Chicago PostgreSQL Meetup
Nov 12, 2019
Chicago, USA
PGConf.EU 2019
Oct 15-18, 2019
Milan, Italy
More past conferences