Feature changed by: adrian
Feature #302047, revision 24
Title: Integrated package searching for YaST and build service
openSUSE-10.3: Rejected by aj(a)novell.com
reject date: 2007-10-05 14:30:28
reject reason: still open partly - postpone the rest.
openSUSE-11.0: Rejected by michl(a)novell.com
reject date: 2008-06-10 14:01:45
reject reason: not done for 11.0
Requested by: dmacvicar(a)novell.com
Partner organization: openSUSE.org
You perhaps remember the hacks Benjamin did to support Â "click and
install" packages (similar to Click'n run) 
Benjamin has another article in his blog that is worth to read.
He has been providing a wepage to search packages from repositories
like packman and build service. Now he presents an architecture to
desentralize the system, using web services an indexers, and he shows
working prototypes of YaST modules for searching, and others like web
and irc-bot clients
I hope we can provide a strategy and roadmap to integrate these cool
ideas and _code_.
#1: jw(a)suse.de (2007-05-03 15:29:13)
see also 300898
For 10.3 the installer should be able to make use of an external list
of repositories. I suggest to host such a list at
together with the search
engine, which is already there.
#3: freitag(a)novell.com (2007-07-12 10:46:54)
Implementation on openSUSE BS already started, Adrian knows the
#4: adrian(a)novell.com (2007-07-12 11:30:04)
We work on two approaches atm:
* YaST will support (thanks to mvidner) additional repository offers
during installation. The list gets hosted on our servers, the open
question is how to maintain this list.
* The build service End-User interface will offer .ymp files based on
pattern submissions for easy installation.
#5: visnov(a)novell.com (2007-07-30 20:13:09) (reply to #4)
Adrian, please, drive this. The feature for YaST should be done now
(let me know if anything is missing).
#6: michl(a)novell.com (2007-11-22 11:26:30)
This sounds like very useful. And it might be possible the community
(in this case Benji) helps implementing this.
#7: aj(a)novell.com (2008-06-06 10:56:28)
Apparently not done - please reject and postpone for 11.1.
#8: michl(a)novell.com (2008-06-10 14:02:08)
PM-Priority for product openSUSE-11.0 downgraded from mandatory to
not done for 11.0 - PM accepts reality ;-)
+ #9: adrian(a)novell.com (2008-06-18 17:08:16)
+ This is something what we should bind to the new upcomming software
+ portal. The software portal will be the End-User interface for searcing
+ and installing software and replace http://software.opensuse.org/search
+ . However it is still in development and not yet set up. Therefore I am
+ unsure if this can happen in time for 11.1.
+ On the other side, the 1-click-installation and integration into the
+ web interface is done since quite some time. The user can use the cool
+ technologies from Benjamin since 10.3.
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