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[opensuse-buildservice] software.o.o: Order of search results could be improved
  • From: Joschi Brauchle <joschi.brauchle@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2013 13:29:00 +0100
  • Message-id: <50ED628C.2050808@tum.de>
Hello,

I would like to suggest to change/improve the order of search results on "software.opensuse.org". Not sure if this is the right list to do so...

Two example searches for
1) firefox: http://software.opensuse.org/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=firefox&search_devel=false&search_unsupported=false&baseproject=openSUSE%3A12.2

and
2) thunderbird:
http://software.opensuse.org/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=thunderbird&search_devel=false&search_unsupported=false&baseproject=openSUSE%3A12.2

for OS12.2 with default search settings show some problems.

The "firefox" search displays a package called "firefox" as first result. The package has a good description and also a nice screen shot. For the average user, this may look like the package to go with (best fit). But actually, it contains some unstable builds of the firefox package from "home:..." repos, and not the official SuSE package.
Also, it only contains unstable builds, which are hidden by the default search settings. Hence, the list of package to download is empty, unless the "Show unstable packages" link is clicked.

The "thunderbird" search brings an "Import Wizard" as first result. The official thunderbird package is also shown, but no screenshot and a very short description.

I would suggest to
a) prioritize perfect matches for package title (i.e. do not show "Import Filter" as first match when searching for the term "thunderbird"),
b) prioritize official (SuSE) packages (if available),
c) hide or move back packages that are available as unstable versions _only_ (similar or identical to b).

Best regards,
J Brauchle

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