FJ1100/1200 Mailing List Archive

This site is offered as a service to the Yamaha FJ1100/1200 mailing list subscribers. If you are not a subscriber and own one of these motorcycles, I suggest you join.

I have received and loaded the full archives of the list from Andy Pugh (Thanks Andy!). The archive from Andy contained 63,058 messages! Now, my assumption was that Andy's archive was in the correct chronological order and that the date on some of the messages was incorrect (like 2098 for example). So, I maintained the original order from the archive, but this means that some of the dates are confusing.

I should note the limitations of this site. Messages are limited to about 8k each, so messages with attachments, etc. will be truncated. Also, during the conversion, not all messages were able to be loaded into the database for various reasons. Those messages will be lost to this archive (sorry!).

Please enjoy this site and let me know if there are any problems. Select a link below to begin your session

A few words on how this site was built. This is a PII 450 running RedHat 7.0 (with all the updates), Apache 1.3 RPM's, PHP 4.0 RPM's, PostgreSql 7.0.2 RPM's and ht://Dig 3.1.5 RPM's. To date, this project has taken a whopping day and a half to complete (which could explain problems you may find). It is generic enough that should you want the code, you could probably get it up and running quickly for any mailing list. This was the first site I build with tools right out of the box - I didn't compile a thing!

And, a few words on the design and functionaliy. From my 10 minutes of planning, I wrote the following objective: Provide a searchable, browsable interface to the list archive with some 65k messages. It should support flexible search options and easy navigation of the contents. I think, for the most part, this has been achieved.

I should also note that the purpose of this site (other than than the above) was to create an "observer" site for any mailing list that would allow the maintainer the ability to archive lists to which he does not have control.

Finally, I think this site will be of great value to all us FJ'ers and I will keep it site running as long as resources and my ISP allow.


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