[packagekit] RFC: standardising on search terms

Patryk Zawadzki patrys at pld-linux.org
Fri Dec 26 04:21:11 PST 2008

On Fri, Dec 26, 2008 at 12:53 PM, Richard Hughes <hughsient at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-12-25 at 10:13 +0100, Sebastian Heinlein wrote:
>> Furthermore personally I regularly search for more than one term and
>> expect from every search machine (in the web or in programs) to support
>> this naturally.
> Both or either? For instance, if I search for "gnome power" do I expect
> results that match gnome AND power, or all results that match gnome OR
> power? I think most people expect AND, right?
> Should the client side make this policy decision? For instance, mapping
> "gnome power manager" into "gnome AND power AND manager"? This seems
> like the best solution where we are allowing advanced users to use
> "power NOT gnome" and let casual users just type search words.
> What about supporting: AND, OR, NOT and no nesting (brackets)?

You migt want to see Xesam / xdg list archives at freedesktop.org and
search for "xesam"

Patryk Zawadzki

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