Commit 2709b1e4 authored by Robert Pluim's avatar Robert Pluim
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Remove info references to gmane web search

* doc/misc/gnus.texi (Foreign Groups, Web Searches, What is nnir?):
(Setting up nnir, Associating Engines, The imap Engine):
(Customizations): Remove references to gmane web search.
parent 123c775a
......@@ -2628,9 +2628,6 @@ type. @xref{Document Groups}.
Create one of the groups mentioned in @code{gnus-useful-groups}
(@code{gnus-group-make-useful-group}).
 
@c FIXME: Gmane.org is no longer working; fix the Gmane referrences
@c in this file accordingly.
@item G w
@kindex G w @r{(Group)}
@findex gnus-group-make-web-group
......@@ -2641,7 +2638,7 @@ Make an ephemeral group based on a web search
(@code{gnus-group-make-web-group}). If you give a prefix to this
command, make a solid group instead. You will be prompted for the
search engine type and the search string. Valid search engine types
include @code{google}, @code{dejanews}, and @code{gmane}.
include @code{google} and @code{dejanews}.
@xref{Web Searches}.
 
If you use the @code{google} search engine, you can limit the search
......@@ -2694,25 +2691,6 @@ The following commands create ephemeral groups. They can be called not
only from the Group buffer, but in any Gnus buffer.
 
@table @code
@item gnus-read-ephemeral-gmane-group
@findex gnus-read-ephemeral-gmane-group
@vindex gnus-gmane-group-download-format
Read an ephemeral group on Gmane.org. The articles are downloaded via
HTTP using the URL specified by @code{gnus-gmane-group-download-format}.
Gnus will prompt you for a group name, the start article number and an
the article range.
@item gnus-read-ephemeral-gmane-group-url
@findex gnus-read-ephemeral-gmane-group-url
This command is similar to @code{gnus-read-ephemeral-gmane-group}, but
the group name and the article number and range are constructed from a
given @acronym{URL}. Supported @acronym{URL} formats include:
@indicateurl{http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.foo.bar/12300/focus=12399},
@indicateurl{http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.foo.bar/12345/},
@indicateurl{http://article.gmane.org/gmane.foo.bar/12345/},
@indicateurl{http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.foo.bar/12345/}, and
@indicateurl{http://news.gmane.org/group/gmane.foo.bar/thread=12345}.
@item gnus-read-ephemeral-emacs-bug-group
@findex gnus-read-ephemeral-emacs-bug-group
Read an Emacs bug report in an ephemeral group. Gnus will prompt for
......@@ -17019,7 +16997,6 @@ before you restore the data.
@cindex nnweb
@cindex Google
@cindex dejanews
@cindex gmane
@cindex Usenet searches
@cindex searching the Usenet
 
......@@ -17060,7 +17037,7 @@ Virtual server variables:
@item nnweb-type
@vindex nnweb-type
What search engine type is being used. The currently supported types
are @code{google}, @code{dejanews}, and @code{gmane}. Note that
are @code{google} and @code{dejanews}. Note that
@code{dejanews} is an alias to @code{google}.
 
@item nnweb-search
......@@ -21167,9 +21144,9 @@ through mail and news repositories. Different backends (like
@dfn{engines} in @code{nnir} lingo), but all use the same basic search
interface.
 
The @code{nnimap} and @code{gmane} search engines should work with no
configuration. Other engines require a local index that needs to be
created and maintained outside of Gnus.
The @code{nnimap} search engine should work with no configuration.
Other engines require a local index that needs to be created and
maintained outside of Gnus.
 
 
@node Basic Usage
......@@ -21215,22 +21192,20 @@ special search features for each engine separately.
@node Setting up nnir
@subsection Setting up nnir
 
To set up nnir you may need to do some prep work. Firstly, you may need
to configure the search engines you plan to use. Some of them, like
@code{imap} and @code{gmane}, need no special configuration. Others,
like @code{namazu} and @code{swish}, require configuration as described
below. Secondly, you need to associate a search engine with a server or
a backend.
To set up nnir you may need to do some prep work. Firstly, you may
need to configure the search engines you plan to use. Some of them,
like @code{imap}, need no special configuration. Others, like
@code{namazu} and @code{swish}, require configuration as described
below. Secondly, you need to associate a search engine with a server
or a backend.
 
If you just want to use the @code{imap} engine to search @code{nnimap}
servers, and the @code{gmane} engine to search @code{gmane} then you
don't have to do anything. But you might want to read the details of the
query language anyway.
servers then you don't have to do anything. But you might want to
read the details of the query language anyway.
 
@menu
* Associating Engines:: How to associate engines.
* The imap Engine:: Imap configuration and usage.
* The gmane Engine:: Gmane configuration and usage.
* The swish++ Engine:: Swish++ configuration and usage.
* The swish-e Engine:: Swish-e configuration and usage.
* The namazu Engine:: Namazu configuration and usage.
......@@ -21262,11 +21237,8 @@ engine for all servers using the @code{nnimap} backend. In this case you
can customize the variable @code{nnir-method-default-engines}. This is
an alist of pairs of the form @code{(backend . engine)}. By default this
variable is set to use the @code{imap} engine for all servers using the
@code{nnimap} backend, and the @code{gmane} backend for @code{nntp}
servers. (Don't worry, the @code{gmane} search engine won't actually try
to search non-gmane @code{nntp} servers.) But if you wanted to use
@code{namazu} for all your servers with an @code{nnimap} backend you
could change this to
@code{nnimap} backend. But if you wanted to use @code{namazu} for all
your servers with an @code{nnimap} backend you could change this to
 
@lisp
'((nnimap . namazu)
......@@ -21321,39 +21293,6 @@ customize @code{nnir-imap-default-search-key}. For example to use
(setq nnir-imap-default-search-key "Imap")
@end lisp
 
@node The gmane Engine
@subsubsection The gmane Engine
The @code{gmane} engine requires no configuration.
Gmane queries follow a simple query language:
@table @samp
@item Boolean query operators
AND, OR, NOT (or AND NOT), and XOR are supported, and brackets can be
used to control operator precedence, e.g., (emacs OR xemacs) AND linux.
Note that operators must be written with all capital letters to be
recognized.
@item Required and excluded terms
+ and @minus{} can be used to require or exclude terms, e.g., football
@minus{}american
@item Unicode handling
The search engine converts all text to utf-8, so searching should work
in any language.
@item Stopwords
Common English words (like 'the' and 'a') are ignored by default. You
can override this by prefixing such words with a + (e.g., +the) or
enclosing the word in quotes (e.g., "the").
@end table
The query can be limited to articles by a specific author using a
prefix-arg. After inputting the query this will prompt for an author
name (or part of a name) to match.
@node The swish++ Engine
@subsubsection The swish++ Engine
 
......@@ -21509,7 +21448,6 @@ Alist of pairs of server backends and search engines. The default
associations are
@example
(nnimap . imap)
(nntp . gmane)
@end example
 
@item nnir-ignored-newsgroups
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