[packagekit] RFC: standardising on search terms

Richard Hughes hughsient at gmail.com
Wed Dec 24 08:35:49 PST 2008

On Mon, 2008-12-22 at 08:53 +0100, Tim Lauridsen wrote:
> There is a big problem here, i the package manager don't support  '*' or 
> '?' and 'OR' type of searching then
> it is hard to implement and how do we the check that the current search 
> string is support for the current backend.

Right, agreed.

> IMO we should stick with single search word, and no wildcards and other 
> stuff, i see no need for more advanced searching

Thanks, I wanted to check with people before I added anything in the
spec to this affect. I don't honestly think we need anything more
complex than what we've got -- we can do multiword searches in the
client layer if we need.

> i most usecases and none of the users in 
> http://www.packagekit.org/pk-profiles.html with use something like 
> 'Device AND ( Power OR Disk )'

Agreed. Thanks.


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