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Re: Fwd: list search doesn't know sparc

On Fri, May 10, 2002 at 01:13:38PM -0400, Mario Lombardo wrote:
> You entered "debian" and picked "sparc" and got a *few* results?? 
> Come on, Josip, you should be getting thousands if I'm not mistaken. 
> The index isn't working.  How about this; entering "collins" (for Ben 
> Collins) or entering my email address "mario@alienscience.com"  and 
> filtering for sparc doesn't turn up anything, yet both Ben and myself 
> have posted several articles on the list.  Again, the index is not 
> doing its job, so how can we fix it?

I didn't say it was working fine, just added a data point :)
This reminds me of http://bugs.debian.org/131878

I'll have to check the glimpse buildindex logs. It's a pain to do this,
since they're full of random crap due to smaller bugs...

> Also, clicking the back button after an un/successful search doesn't 
> retain the filter selection.  Doing this in Google, Yahoo, Altavista, 
> etc. retains the values.  I feel it should do the same with Glimpse 
> or whatever we're using.

Since you press the back button, that would be a feature of the browser...
the right thing to do would be to have the form on the results like the
search engines do it, so that it's easier to refine the search.

> I realize you folks work incredibly hard for no money, but when 
> things don't work, why do them at all?...Your work will be in vain.

I don't get this part :)

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