Re: [OPE-L] CD-ROM version of List Arhive

Iwao Kitamura (ikita@ST.RIM.OR.JP)
Wed, 4 Feb 1998 00:37:08 +0900 (JST)

Thank you for the attention. wrote:
>1. How much is the CD-ROM?

It costs me almost nothing. Raw CD-R's are getting surprisingly cheaper.
If you would kindly make a contribution for it, send me a copy of your
paper. It will help me much.
Send a message to me directly with your post address.

>2. What kind of software need I to read the archives?

I plan to burn the WWW archive datas and the raw text messages.
In order to read the former, you need a web browser of anykind
suitable to your environment. To read the latter, any text editor
can be used.

>3. Is there some way for sorting out the posts by thread, author,
>date, etc.?

The WWW archive is sorted by thread, author and date in each month.
For the raw texts, I think there're plenty of free tools for various
environments. If time permits, I will write an instant program for the
purpose and distribute it.

>4. Is it possible for you to apply "ex-post" the identifying
>headings after the "anthrax era"? I have exploring my own archives
>and I''m sure I''ve lost posts. For example, I''ve got Andrew K.''s
>recent reply to Lefteris, but I have not received Lefteris''s post.
>So, actually, I''m not sure of having what has been written in
>the no-heading epoch.

This problem seems really serious when one wants to review continous
discussions. I've personally numbered the "ex-post" era posts.
I provide raw texts with the numbers. However, this numbering hasn't
exact continuity to "anthrax era".


P.S. Does anyone have following number posts? My archive unfortunately
lacks them. I'm aware some of them were not distributed for the server


2716-2743 are distributed in July,1996. I hope someone can fill this