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Date:      Tue, 2 May 1995 16:54:20 -0400 (EDT)
From:      jfieber@cs.smith.edu (John Fieber)
To:        taob@gate.sinica.edu.tw (Brian Tao)
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: Mailing list archives on CD-ROM!
Message-ID:  <199505022054.QAA03556@grendel.csc.smith.edu>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.BSI.3.91.950502151220.26823O-100000@aries.ibms.sinica.edu.tw> from "Brian Tao" at May 2, 95 03:19:47 pm

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Brian Tao writes:
> On Sun, 30 Apr 1995, Alok K. Dhir wrote:
> > and an archive of the mailing lists - with a searchable database engine 
> > for the news/mail...  Hmmm...
> 
>     Hey, I *like* this idea... probably better than any FAQ/HOW-TO/README
> out there, with a decent search engine.  A 4-CDROM set would not be a
> problem, and we won't even have to borrow Linux binaries to fill up
> the space.  >;-)

This is good.  I'll see if I can throw something together for
2.1.  Indexed files eat up space like nothing you've ever seen
(except for the USGS digital orthoquad series, 3500 CD's of jpeg
compressed aerial photographs!).  The fairly modest index on
www.freebsd.org sucks up a couple hundred meg. 

>     BTW, what's up with the mailing list archive on www.freebsd.org?
> Is anyone updating it?

No.  It uses freewais which is buggy as hell.  It never worked
quite right under 1.1.5.1 and I never even got it compiled under
2.0, mainly because of a lack of time.  In another week, the
semester will be over and I hope to get the mailing list archive
back in gear. 

-john

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