Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Loaded Python: A Cool Million Messages

Happy news: We've just finished loading the Python Software Foundation mailing lists. (Python is a popular programming language, overseen by the PSF.) With this load we're breaking a few records:

  • Weighing in at 1,022,479 total messages, Python is now the largest community ever loaded since our initial launch. (We went live back in November with roughly 4 million Apache messages.)
  • Half of those million mails are from a single list, python-list. That means python-list holds the new record for Crazy Huge What The Heck Can They Talk About So Much list. (And, would you believe, there's even more python-list histories from 1992-1995 still to load.)
  • This puts our total combined MarkMail message count above 10,000,000. There was much hooting and hollering (and page refreshing) around here as the numbers clicked over.
  • It's the biggest community ever loaded by our new hire Evan Paull. OK, it's the only community ever loaded by Evan. He started just a couple weeks ago. We figure after he's wrangled together a million message history, everything else will look easy.
Among the million mails are the archives for the Mailman project, something I'm especially happy about because much of our work here involves interfacing with Mailman, and this should help us understand it better.

As always, here's the traffic chart:

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