Mailing list search
jules.richardson99 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 27 13:41:37 CST 2007
djg at pdp8.net wrote:
> I have never gotten it to work. I have tried a couple times
> over some reasonable long (month?) time and it always says no
> matches found. Is it just me?
> No matches were found for '(digital or digitally)'
Jay will doubtless be along, but I think (from hazy memory) the fundamental
issues were that the default re-indexing process tries to re-index everything
(rather than just adding 'new' content), the process often takes more hours
than there are available in the day to run, and search queries return no
results whilst the re-indexing is in progress.
Someone - I'd have to check my own archives to find the relevant message - was
archiving all list traffic online. Then there was once talk of re-implementing
the search engine (I believe the current one is some default that comes with
the mailing list software), but I suspect that the issue is that the people
with the time/inclination to do that don't then have the resources to actually
make the result 'live' (and Jay's understandably hampered by there only being
one of him ;)
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