need search within a mailing list archive

Reported by Karl Fogel on 2009-07-10
26
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Launchpad itself
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

Currently there is no way to search within a mailing list archive. For example, see

  https://lists.launchpad.net/launchpad-users/

Just adding a Google search box to the mailing list archive pages won't work. We don't want to send our users off site to Google search results; they didn't ask to leave Launchpad's UI and no-ads environment, they just did a search. Also, we couldn't restrict the results to hits under a particular path, as opposed to just under the domain "lists.launchpad.net". Not to mention private mailing lists.

Really, the way to solve this is probably to to roll a search engine into Launchpad. Doable, but non-trivial.

http://zooie.wordpress.com/2009/07/06/a-comparison-of-open-source-search-engines-and-indexing-twitter/ might offer some advice :-).

Note that search is one of the items mentioned in mailing list UI grab-bag bug #357775.

affects: launchpad → launchpad-registry
tags: added: mailing-lists search
Curtis Hovey (sinzui) on 2009-07-15
Changed in launchpad-registry:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
tags: added: ml-archive-sucks
Barry Warsaw (barry) wrote :

Karl, didn't your archiver ui branch fix this?

Changed in launchpad-registry:
assignee: nobody → Karl Fogel (kfogel)
Karl Fogel (kfogel) wrote :

Barry,

No, in the end I broke search out of bug #357775 and into this separate bug, because it's really its own task, and primarily a back-end mod more than a UI mod.

Karl Fogel (kfogel) on 2010-05-26
Changed in launchpad-registry:
assignee: Karl Fogel (kfogel) → nobody
Curtis Hovey (sinzui) on 2010-09-21
tags: removed: mailing-lists
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