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From "Martin Cooper" <mart...@apache.org>
Subject Re: How can I search the mailing list archive
Date Sun, 18 Jun 2006 05:08:53 GMT
On 6/17/06, Simon Kitching <skitching@apache.org> wrote:
>
> On Sun, 2006-06-18 at 13:54 +1000, Torsten Curdt wrote:
> > > try this
> > >
> > > http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=jakarta-commons-dev&r=1&w=2
> >
> > Why do we feature our own archive (in most of the project info
> > reports) if it is not even searchable? Instead people have to be
> > pointed to other searchable archives ...or find them on their own.
> >
> > Not really user-friendly.
>
> It's an archive that is stable, long-term and trustable. That means it's
> a great historical resource, and that when providing URLs referencing
> past discussions, a URL to the Apache email archives is a very good way
> to do that.
>
> I agree that it's a shame there is no decent search facility though. I
> thought that last year's Google Summer of Code included a project to
> enhance the apache http mod_mbox to provide search functionality. Do I
> remember wrong, or did that project not work out?


I don't know anything about a SoC project, but it appears that Google does
(or did?) index the mod_mbox files, so you can search them with Google by
adding "site:mail-archives.apache.org" to your Google search.

--
Martin Cooper


Cheers,
>
> Simon
>
>
>
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