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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] New feature at the mirror + request for help

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] New feature at the mirror + request for help
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 22:26:04 -0800 (PST)

    > From: James Blackwell <address@hidden>

    > Ok. I hope this one gets more attention. Now, at
    >, you can click on the
    > archive name and get a list of the categories, branches and versions that
    > are present.

    > As a side note, on the search page it sends you to, you can search for
    > anything you like. For example, I just performed two searches. First, I
    > searched for "linux", and saw several archives that have linux in it.
    > Then, I decided to hone it down a bit by typing "dil.*linux" to just get
    > dillinger's linuxes.

    > This definitely works as an archive registry. 

It's going to be even sweeter when this stuff starts to get worked
into `grab'.

    > No, I still don't have an arch browser yet. All of them seem to have an
    > achilles heel -- they either require a revision library or require 
    > a cache. While I haven't tried anything that requires building a cache, I
    > can tell you that building a library of all archives is basically already
    > too big a job for SC.

    > Does anybody have a php based archive browser that requires building
    > neither a library nor a cache?

I don't think a cache should scare you off in principle.   On the
other hand, it should be a really well implemented cache both in terms
of its impact on you as admin and its smoothness in integration into
the code.


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