[packagekit] Simpler search

Richard Hughes hughsient at gmail.com
Wed Feb 13 11:44:05 PST 2008

On Wed, 2008-02-13 at 20:41 +0100, Patryk Zawadzki wrote:
> On Feb 13, 2008 8:31 PM, Richard Hughes <hughsient at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, 2008-02-13 at 20:28 +0100, Patryk Zawadzki wrote:
> > >From a usability POV these should really be one.
> > I'm not so sure (but up for a lively debate :-) - I often _know_ the
> > package name of something I want to install, for instance "kpowersave".
> Is PackageKit able to perform live searches? If so, the first result
> should be instant in this case.

Well, there's a gconf key for it, but none of the backends seem fast
enough for this just yet.

> > Sometimes I'm just searching for "gokart" and want deeper searching to
> > find supertuxkart.
> See above. Use live searches, persistent backends and get responsive
> UI and progressive results.

Easy! Seriously, this is pretty cool but pretty hard to do. We're
getting there tho.


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