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Re: fedora-pkgdb: make it discoverable on browser home page?



On 08/23/2009 11:17 PM, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> On 08/23/2009 10:06 AM, Michel Salim wrote:
>> Hi Adam,
>>
>> Thanks for the wonderful fedora-pkgdb search engine! I was wondering --
>> since it's a standard opensearch plugin, whether it would be a good idea
>> or not to make it auto-discoverable on *.fedoraproject.org, especially
>> start.fedoraproject.org which is our default browser home page?
>>
>> That way, users gain another way to search for packages -- one they are
>> already familiar with -- and it's an easier way to look for existing
>> bugs and file new ones too, IMHO.
>>
> In the past, the pkgdb was seen as a developer-only tool so it wasn't
> too interesting too the general public.  However, as part of GSoC,
> maploin has done some good work to change that.  The interface is a
> little rough still but there are now end-user features (package build
> information like repoview, user-supplied tagging and commenting) in the
> development repo (not deployed yet).

Aren't we pitching Fedora Community interface as the end user facing
thing, going forward? It seems some of these features will overlap or
duplicate it.

Rahul


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