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[openFATE 306588] Improve on software search
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  • Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2010 16:57:22 +0200 (CEST)
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Feature changed by: Todd R (TheBlackCat)
Feature #306588, revision 5
Title: Improve on software search

Hackweek IV: Unconfirmed
Requester: Important

Requested by: Juergen Weigert (jnweiger)

software.o.o/search is always a case insensitive substring search.
I'd like to hack into the system and add
* optional case sensitivity,
* exact package name search
* regexp search
This is an opportunity to learn ruby on rails for me. Any takers, who
want to coach me, especially with Rails welcome.

#1: M. S. (funkym) (2009-08-25 09:54:49)
I think it would even be feasable to sort the search results by:
1) Repository type (Official, official sub repos like GNOME:Factory,
then down to user ones)
2) Highest package version
Thus one would find the latest packages from the highest priority
repositories first.

+ #2: Todd R (theblackcat) (2010-08-13 16:57:14)
+ Being able to search for an exact match is really important for
+ me.  Try finding the version os python available.  Do you have any idea
+ how many packages have the word "python" in their name?  There are
+ about 50 just in the repositories I have enabled. Finding the just
+ plain "python" package is essentially impossible.

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