Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 138391
include fedora tracker search plugin in fedora mozilla package
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:53 EST
I've written a tiny search plugin for Firefox which puts a Fedora
Tracker (http://fedoratracker.org/) search as an option on the
toolbar. (If you're not familiar with Fedora Tracker: it indexes
well-known 3rd-party packages for Fedora, plus Fedora Core and Extras.)
Currently, this has to be installed systemwide -- there's no per-user
way to add search plugins. This means it'd be nice to have it in the
RPM to start. Plus, search plugins can't really take options, so each
release (and each arch) could be made to default to searching the
current Fedora Core release area (and the area for the correct
and put both files into
Can you confirm that this works with FC4 Firefox? If so I'll ask caillon if he
can add it to the next build. EasyFix this is.
Now, fedora tracker links to 3rd party sites that are not entirely 100% good in
a legal standing... It would be great for users, but does it provide any legal
implicaiton if we ship it by default?
Well, we ship the google plugin
I don't have an FC4 test machine handy, but I have confirmed that it works with
firefox 1.0.4. The search plugins are just simple XML-ish files, so there's very
little to break.
One thing to note is that the plugin has to specify a specific FC version to
search. I'll attach a patch to fedoratracker.src that causes it to search fc4
repositories (for now this will cause a brief "no such table" error to flash
when searching tracker) but it's really just a matter of changing the
tag to have a value of "4".
Created attachment 114678 [details]
patch for fedoratracker.src that causes it to search fc4 repos
Sorry, but per-user search plugins are long time supported. Moreover, when
installing this search plugin manually into ~/.mozilla/firefox/*/searchplugins,
I found that fedoratracker.org has broken search anyway.