Search facility for the list archives?
volker.simonis at gmail.com
Wed Aug 15 22:41:40 UTC 2007
On 8/15/07, David Herron <David.Herron at sun.com> wrote:
> Volker Simonis wrote:
> Are there any plans for a search facility that can search all the
> mailing lists from java.net. I meanwhile counted 33 different lists
> and from the names it's not always clear where to look/post for a
> specific topic.
> I think providing a good search tool would greatly increase the
> usefullness of the lists alltogether and would reduce the burdon of
> double/cross posting.
> I also remember that I've already posted to discuss at openjdk on the 1st
> of March, however the current archives start from May only. Where have
> the old postings gone too?
> Dunno about the old postings.. they were on differently implemented
> It seems to me that going to google and entering:
> site:mail.openjdk.java.net search string
> would be a very good way to handle this. But there's a robot.txt saying
> wget http://mail.openjdk.java.net/robots.txt
> User-agent: *
> Disallow: /
> There must be a reason for this to which I'm not privy. To me it makes
> absolute perfect sense to index this stuff because it's the search engines
> that draw the most traffic to a web site.
> - David Herron
Hopefully, it is not because the responsible admins are still not sure
if the current infrastructure is the final one :)
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