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Date:      Fri, 5 May 1995 13:32:34 +0800 (CST)
From:      Brian Tao <>
To:        John Fieber <>
Subject:   Re: Mailing list archives on CD-ROM!
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On Tue, 2 May 1995, John Fieber wrote:
> 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!).

    "Will you want that shipped by tractor-trailer convoy, sir, or
a Galaxy jumbo lifter?"  :)

> The fairly modest index on
> sucks up a couple hundred meg. 

    Perhaps a separate series of FreeBSD mail/news archive CD-ROM's
could be pressed?  Release a new one twice a year or so.  That would
be a blessing for FAQ maintainers.  Off-topic:  Does FreeBSD support
those multi-tray or jukebox CD-ROM drives?

> No.  It uses freewais which is buggy as hell.  It never worked
> quite right under 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. 

    Argh.  :(  I hope the messages from recent months are being kept
somewhere?  I ask because I have a few questions which I *know* have
been answered, but I didn't keep them, and now I feel stupid for
asking them again so soon.  But nevertheless, I'll post them to the
-questions list.  ;-)
Brian ("Though this be madness, yet there is method in't") Tao <-- work ........ play -->

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