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Re: links to mailing lists are too unconvinient

From: LUK ShunTim
Subject: Re: links to mailing lists are too unconvinient
Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2007 12:02:29 +0800
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David Bateman wrote:
> address@hidden wrote:
>> referres to only one way of communications - mailing lists
>> I don't know how about USA or England, but in our country (Ukraine) very few
>> people know how to handle them easely & find old messages according to
>> interested subject from maillists archive in other way than web search.
I guess it would be much more convinient, if you will connect Octave google
>> group
>> with 
>> like MATLAB do (in many standalone forums)
> Yes I agree.. John was forced to transition the mailing lists about a
> year ago, and since then we've been missing a good search facility for
> the lists... I think if someone was to offer to help fix the search
> facility there'd be a lot of people that would welcome it.

For the time being, this is the workaround, for example, to search
"sparse matrix" in the help list archive"sparse

> If you want a nntp interface to the octave mailing lists, I prefer the
> gmane lists, that even allow direct access via nntp rather than through
> a web interface..



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