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Subject: RE: Fw: [office] meeting minutes

Hi Dennis et al,

  The best current way to search the email archives is with Google. That
said, we're in the process of gathering archives and sending them to
MarkMail; I'm not sure how long it will be before they're available.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dennis E. Hamilton [mailto:dennis.hamilton@acm.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 5:02 PM
> To: office@lists.oasis-open.org
> Cc: 'David Faure'
> Subject: RE: Fw: [office] meeting minutes
> It's also quite painful for new TC members.
> Ability to search in the archive would be helpful. I haven't found a
> way to
> do that.
> Also, being able to download the archives so that I can search them
> locally
> would be a terrific help.  I have been given tips about that, but I
> haven't
> succeeded in having the server cough up an archive yet.
>  - Dennis
> PS: Meanwhile, I end up revisiting things that have been disposed of
> already, relying on my long-suffering committee-member peers to correct
> me.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Faure [mailto:faure@kde.org]
> http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/office/200810/msg00048.html
> Sent: Monday, October 13, 2008 14:40
> [ ... ]
> It is often quite difficult to find _which_ meeting minutes answer a
> given
> question.
> Often the question is sent by email to the TC list, and the answer is
> in
> the meeting minutes of *some* meeting later on, but not necessarily the
> next
> one,
> it can sometimes take a few months before we get to that question...
> I was looking today at whether a given question from a long time ago
> had been answered during a call, and that turns out to be rather
> tedious,
> since it means reading all the meeting minutes after the question was
> asked.
> For a TC member with a local mail archive this is doable (filter on
> subject,
> then
> filter on contents); for outsiders it's almost impossible AFAIK.
> But I don't really have a proposal for how to improve this, actually,
> this
> isn't a
> complaint at all, it was merely a +1 on the note that things are more
> difficult
> for non-TC-members.
> [ ... ]
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