Search facility for the list archives?

Peter B. Kessler Peter.Kessler at Sun.COM
Wed Aug 15 23:44:48 UTC 2007

Volker Simonis wrote:

> Are there any plans for a search facility that can search all the
> mailing lists from 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?
> Regards,
> Volker

I thought we were depending on

for searching.  Though, I don't see a way to search a group of
lists, e.g., at

but maybe I just don't know the syntax.  I also find that while
I can't find your message by searching for "search facility" on

I can find your message by asking for all the topics from that
list and then choosing

Searching for "volker" turns up messages from 2007-03-01 through
2007-08-09, so maybe they are just behind in their indexing.

			... peter

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