[cairo] searching cairo archives

Carl Worth cworth at cworth.org
Tue Nov 24 16:07:26 PST 2009

On Fri, 16 Oct 2009 11:40:09 +0200, Theo Veenker <T.J.G.Veenker at uu.nl> wrote:
> Would it be possible to make the search button on http://lists.cairographics.org/archives/cairo/
> search lists.cairographics.org/archives/cairo/ instead of lists.freedesktop.org/archives/cairo/.
> Carl switched it to lists.cairographics.org once before, shorly after that it got reverted back
> to lists.freedesktop.org. Don't know why.

Hi Theo,

Thanks for pointing out the bug.

I would have thought that using either hostname would be equivalent, but
a quick test shows about 10x the number of hits for a search for "mutex"
with site:lists.cairographics.org instead of site:lists.freedesktop.org.

So I'd be glad to change this---only I can't find the file that holds
the change. I found a generic archidxhead.html file, but it's not the
one that has our customization here.

So if anyone can guess where the file to change is, I'll be happy to fix


PS. In the (hopefully not distant) future, I'd like to be running our
own indexing for a searchable web archive for our mailing list, using
notmuch (http://notmuchmail.org). That's a much better plan than just
hoping that a global search engine will index our content.

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