On Sat, 2 Oct 1999 8:14:34 +0200
"Simeon ben Nevel" <snevel(_at_)sonic(_dot_)net> wrote:
I manage a number of mailing lists where people contribute an enormous
amount of useful information. Unhappily, due to space limitations at my
web-host, I can only keep the most recent 3 or 4 months of messages on-
Since I have kept (off-site) virtually every messages since the list
began, I plan on building an archive on my Linux box and burning the whole
thing to a CD-Rom.
The problem is that I wouldn't be able use use a regular cgi-bin based
search engine (like Wilma/Glimpse or MarcSearch) against the archives on
I know of two java based search engines, but I have not tested them
yet. They are documented in german, but maybe you can do a little
research on it.
I have since realized that a Java based applet would fill the bill.
These local search engines are based on java script.
Unhappily, an extensive search has shown that the available
(commercial/share/free-ware) engines either don't serve my needs or are
prohibitively expensive (especially as I might be providing copies of the
archive to 100's of people).
I asume that at lease one of these search engines is free since it
was included in a german PGP manual.
If you'd be interested in helping support(fund) and/or develop
specifications for a MHonArc-specific Java based search engine please drop
me a note. If there is sufficient interest, I'll set up a mailing list at
one of the freebie hosting services where we can hash things out.
If you think I'm entirely out in left field, forgive the intrusion, but
please *do* drop me a note and tell me why you think this wouldn't work.
I look forward to hearing from interested parties.
Here is the contact information needed:
S(_at_)lz&Pfeffer-Leicht (S(_at_)lt & Pepper-light)
Copyright (c) 1997-98 bei Rainer Eschen
ORGANON - A free Offline Search Engine
by Stefan R. Mueller, e-mail: smueller(_at_)suchfibel(_dot_)de
Maybe you can find something there on that issue.
I may assist to contact those people since my german seems to be
better than my english which of course is natural for a native
With best compliments
Graz University of Technology, Austria - Fac. f. Civil Engineering
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