For anyone who hasn't heard of it, Gmane is an excellent, free service that archives mailing lists and makes then available in a variety of formats. It even has a mechanism to allow un-subscribed users to post to the list (at the list administrator's discretion of course).

Over the last couple of weeks the Stripes Users and Stripes Development lists have been subscribed to Gmane, and the list archives imported. This means that anyone can:

  • Search the mailing lists through a usable interface
  • Browse and read the mailing list in a threaded web interface
  • "Subscribe" to RSS feeds of the mailing lists
  • Browse and read the mailing lists through any NNTP news reader - and post too!

Links and details are available here. Thanks to the good folks at Gmane, especially Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen.