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[openFATE 313109] improve, group results, search for content
Feature changed by: Thomas Schmidt (digitaltomm)
Feature #313109, revision 4
Title: improve, group results,
search for content

- Unconfirmed
+ Done
Requester: Important

Requested by: Joerg Steffens (steffens)
Partner organization:

openSUSE ist a good distribution and the openSUSE Build Service is a
fantastic tool to build packages for it. However, this solutions would
be far more effient, if all the available packages can be found easily.
The interface through needs
improvment. E.g. searching for libreoffice for openSUSE-12.1 results in
more than 80 pages (!), because the search function returns not only
the package "libreoffice" but also all packages that contain
"libreoffice" as a substring of there name. All found packages are
displayed with full information, like repository, package namem package
version, description, manual download of i586, x86_64, src, 1-click
install, link to OBS Improvements: - optional: distinguish between
basic and advanced search - in advanced search - by default, only
return exact matches - allow regex based searches (or at least
wildcards) - most important: group the search results: * package name *
version: repository, more info (OBS, 1-Click install, ...) E.g. *
libreoffice * openSUSE:12.1/standard *
LibreOffice:Stable/openSUSE_Tumbleweed * ... * libreoffice-base-drivers-
mysql * openSUSE:12.1/standard * LibreOffice:
Stable/openSUSE_Tumbleweed * LibreOffice:
Unstable/openSUSE_12.1 * ... * ... because normaly I'm interessted in
installing a package and therefore finding the best repository to add
(LibreOffice:Stable sounbd more suitable than LibreOffice:Unstable or
home:mytest) I also always liked the package search from Debian, where it is easily possible to
search for the content of packages. SUSEs approach to this has always
been limited and the search from (webpin) is out of order. The
"official" site results in an
internal server error. Even as this has worked, some month ago, you had
to know the full path of the file you are looking for.
A package content based search over the full openSUSE reposiory would
be a real benifit that makes ot a lot easier to use OBS in all its

- Software Search to arrive at most desirable options (feature/id:

#1: Martin Seidler (pistazienfresser) (2012-03-16 08:26:21)
[opensuse-buildservice] Reworking the software search
at Thu, 01 Mar 2012 12:05:35 +0100
[opensuse-buildservice] Reworking the software search, part II
( stared
at Mon, 12 Mar 2012 16:41:26 +0100
I have not jet read it all but there are discussion about and tests
revamping the software search. So who is interested in this feature
might be interested in the discussion on the mailing list, too.
Regards Martin

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