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Re: displaying email adresses

Le Thu, Dec 13, 2007 at 11:32:42AM -0800, Don Armstrong a écrit :
> There are mirrors of the BTS which do not disallow indexing.
> Furthermore, see http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/search.cgi

Hi Don,

Call me lazy, but it is two clicks away compared to just pasting the
error message in the Google search box which is the default on the
browsers distributed by Debian.

Actually, indexing and searching are not completely equivalent. For
instance, I had the following gcc-4.3 error:
 error: 'strlen' was not declared in this scope
If I search the BTS, I find all the similar bugs submitted by Martin,
but again, seeing if they are fixed or pending is still a few clicks
away. In a Google search, I get a chance to find fixes from other
sources. It is just so frustrating that all the Debian bugs that appear
in this search originate from those mail-list archives in which it is
difficult to get the full thread.

Anyway, If I understand correctly, letting Google index the BTS is
unsustainable (How about restricting the Googlebot to the
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=Number URL for
starting?). So the solution has to be found elsewhere. How about having
an easy access to the merkel search service from the browsers that
Debian distributes?  Also, where can I submit feedback ? The attribute
search system is quite unfriendly, maybe it would be easy that for some
categories such as status or severity, only the relevant filterse show
up (no need for "equal to (Number)").

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Wakō, Saitama, Japan

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