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[#5823] Software/Group search enhancement

2006-09-20 19:38
Submitted By:
Maxim Kulkin (maxim_kulkin)
Assigned To:
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Software/Group search enhancement

Detailed description
For now "Software/Group search" feature work like that:
if you search term matches one of the project names, it is immediately displayed. So, people can't find other projects
on the same subject.

E.g. if someone want to find library to handle .DBF files, he probably will search with "DBF" search term.
This will immediately show project named "DBF". But there is no way to see other projects that are also related
to DBF files (e.g. RBase project) that include "DBF" as part of their description.

My proposal that search results (list of projects that match search term) should show up even if there is a project
with exactly the same name.

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Date: 2006-09-21 23:23
Sender: Tom Copeland

Hm, yup, "I'm feeling lucky", that's a good idea...
I'll see what I can do.


Date: 2006-09-21 06:57
Sender: Maxim Kulkin

The current scheme give no options to the users. E.g. in the
example with DBF, the one who faced the problem of
retrieving data from that legacy database format will search
for "DBF" and will find only one project (the
"DBF" one). He
could even not know that DBF is a family of formats called
XBase and that there are another projects that can handle them.

Concerning convenience, maybe there could be some "I'm
feeling lucky" button next to "Search" button
or something
(like Google did).

I think, being able to see related project on the same
subject is a must. E.g. the project with the same name could
be first in the search results so it's only one more click away.
Date: 2006-09-20 19:53
Sender: Tom Copeland

Hi Maxim -

Hm... interesting... but I wonder if there are folks out there
who would rather maintain the current behavior, which can be
pretty convenient.  Maybe it should be an option or some such?



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