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[openFATE 306588] Improve on software search
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  • Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 20:30:41 +0200 (CEST)
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Feature changed by: Jan Engelhardt (jengelh)
Feature #306588, revision 6
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.

+ #3: Jan Engelhardt (jengelh) (2010-08-19 20:30:39)
+ What is important for me is to search based on filename. Webpin allows
+ (albeit with an ugly "/filename" syntax, that is, with a leading slash)
+ it, and so should s.o.o.

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