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htDig to mnoGoSearch - gripes and questions
- From: Shaddy Baddah <sbaddah at mycom-int dot fr dot invalid>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2006 19:12:35 +0200
- Subject: htDig to mnoGoSearch - gripes and questions
- Reply-to: sbaddah at mycom-int dot fr dot invalid, cygwin at cygwin dot com
I may as well come out with it... I have been disappointed with
mnoGoSearch since it took over from htDig as the mail archive search tool.
This is an overall disappointment, but for the benefit of having a
tangible problem to solve, I cannot simply type "make" as the search
term of the cygwin-announce mailing archive, and find the announcement
(however long ago it was) for GNU make.
Steps to reproduce:
- Go to http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-announce/
- Enter "make" (without the quotes) as the search term, and click the
- Expect a result page with 5 links, none of which have make in the subject.
- Try to refine the search by clicking the Extended button.
- Expect to be take to the extended search page, with "make" already
included as the search term.
- Select "Title" from the "In" drop-down box (I also think it's
unfortunate that you must make the connection with the term Subject on
- Click the "Search!" button again.
- Now you get a results page which do have "make" in the subject, but
are off the cygwin-announce mailing list.
A couple of questions:
- When did it take over from htDig?
- Was it discussed in public (I searched on the cygwin mailing list, but
I only found one hit on the search term "htdig mnoGoSearch")?
- What was the rationale behind the migration?
Thanks in advance,
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