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Re: How to search on emacs-devel?

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: How to search on emacs-devel?
Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2022 07:44:30 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Robert Pluim <rpluim@gmail.com> writes:

>>>>>> On Tue, 08 Mar 2022 10:13:59 -0800, Eric Abrahamsen 
>>>>>> <eric@ericabrahamsen.net> said:
>     >> I sometimes use https://yhetil.org/emacs-devel/,
>     >> e.g. 
> https://yhetil.org/emacs-devel/CACJP=3n854x2w0M-u9ba=e2zT=JUNyRfrqZT11co5_+Up56vMg@mail.gmail.com/
>     Eric> Oh! I'd read about public inbox, and then forgot about it again. I
>     Eric> wonder how hard it would be to write a Gnus search engine that used 
> this
>     Eric> for search, then requested the actual message from Gmane...
> Would it be harder than downloading the emacs-devel archives locally
> and then just G-f'ing them? Works offline too :-)

I don't know! I've thought about the relative merits of various
approaches here. A remote search server has the advantage that you don't
need to update archives or install any search program. But local search
is faster and more flexible, and you don't occupy any else's resources.

I thought of distributing gmane search indexes via an elpa package --
rather, a package that downloads and updates indexes. Or a version of
'(nntp "news.gmane.io") that simply saves everything to disk, so you can
index it yourself. But if public inbox has some sort of API and doesn't
mind us hitting it, maybe that would be easiest?

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