SearchTesting

Help improve our search results!

Ubuntu Software Center uses Xapian to power its speedy and powerful search. But making full-text search work well is still a black art. You can help ensure we’re improving, by compiling here a table of searches, and comparing how well they work in the different versions of Ubuntu Software Center.

Search string

Desired first result string

1.0.2

r476

r477-xapian

r479

r479-xapian

2.0.1

2.1.10

Known bugs

bzr-gtk

Bazaar Explorer

1

2

dive into python

diveintopython

None

1

None

2

2

2

2

firebug

Firebug extension for FF

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

flash

Adobe Flash Plugin 10

26

28

2

28

4

4

genealogy

Gramps Genealogy System

1

1

1

1

1

1

gnome-session

gnome-session

1 (technical)

linux-image

linux-image

None

4

1

1,5

1,2

1 (technical)

mythtv

MythTV Frontend

4

4

4

4

3

4

openoffice

OpenOffice.org Office Suite

12

12

absent

12

2

11

pinball

Emilia Pinball

2

1

1

4

1

1

real-time kernel

linux-image-rt

None

None

None

None

None

7 (technical)

realtime kernel

linux-image-rt

None

None

None

None

None

7 (technical)

shoes

Shoes

2

2

Bug 551974

the

Full-screen character...

None

None

1

1

1

1 (technical)

thunderbird

Mozilla Thunderbird

1

1

4

1

4

1

If the most appropriate result doesn't show up at all, it might be the fault of the Ubuntu Software Center, or it might be the fault of the package description. If it’s the latter, report a bug on the package and add the “metadata” tag.

SoftwareCenter/SearchTesting (last edited 2010-08-20 18:06:21 by ilidrissi.amine)