[Zest-devel] Re: [Mailman-Developers] Pipermail replacement? Zest!

Jay R. Ashworth jra@baylink.com
Wed, 27 Feb 2002 10:00:25 -0500

On Tue, Feb 26, 2002 at 01:53:50PM -0500, Barry A. Warsaw wrote:
> >>>>> "CVR" == Chuq Von Rospach <chuqui@plaidworks.com> writes:
>     CVR> So my feeling is a list server archive ought to be an
>     CVR> independent search engine, and our tests back that up. If
>     CVR> someone goes to www.apple.com and wants to find the latest
>     CVR> java updater for MacOS X, they don't really want 100 postings
>     CVR> from Java-dev to pop up and annoy them.
> When we were actually indexing the python.org archives with our
> donated Ultraseek server (donated because they used Python), we could
> set up different search sets.  The default set (I believe) did the
> same thing -- it separated the web hits from the archive hits.
> Advanced searches had the ability to pick and choose which search sets
> would be included, so you /could/ search both the web and archives,
> just one, or the other, etc.

Gee, that sounds familiar.

I guess I'm not the only one who thinks it's a good idea, eh what?  :-)

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