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#1 2005-06-20 02:33:45

From: Kansas, United States
Registered: 2004-10-30
Posts: 106

sorting algorithm for search

This is just my opinion, but the sorting of packages after searching, in AUR or the home page of Arch, seems unintuitive.  Personally, I think if the keyword matches part of a package name, that package should be at the top.  Then the results should be sorted according to how well the keyword matches the package description.  Finally, in the case of AUR, packages should be sorted according to the number of votes in descending order.  Just my opinion.

Sweet, now I can play with myself.


#2 2005-06-29 00:23:33

Lazy Developer
From: London, UK
Registered: 2004-07-06
Posts: 1,204

Re: sorting algorithm for search

you can get it to do votes in descending using the "sort by" option on your search. The rest I agree with to an extent, but perhaps a more advanced search page is needed, where one could search specific fields only.

The suggestion box only accepts patches.


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