Re: kernel archives format

From: Daniel Phillips (
Date: Sun Jul 29 2001 - 19:30:26 EST

On Monday 30 July 2001 01:35, J . A . Magallon wrote:
> A recent message that asked for the use-once patch and the answer
> ('look for in on the archives') reminded me a comment I wanted to do.
> Nowadays looking for a patch in almost all kernel archives is
> useless. You get pages formatted in HTML, and even page source can
> give you any info. Just a bunch of   and >, and without
> blanks nor any rest of the original formatting of the patch.
> The only archive I have found to get the correct info is the one
> pointed in the vger 'list of lists':

Yes, marc's "download raw" is a godsend. Unfortunately, marc's search
isn't very good, so I sometimes find myself searching one of the
hypermail archives just to find the date/time/author then getting the
raw download from marc.

It would be nice to see an official corporate sponsor step up to the
plate to provide funding for a really definitive archive site. Two
features I'd like to see:

  - Google-quality archive search engine
  - Download multiple messages in mbox format for offline reading

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