Bug 235773 - RFE: beagle should index yum metadata to suggest applications to install based on search keywords
RFE: beagle should index yum metadata to suggest applications to install base...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Adel Gadllah
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Reported: 2007-04-10 01:19 EDT by Michael Wiktowy
Modified: 2014-12-05 09:58 EST (History)
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Description Michael Wiktowy 2007-04-10 01:19:08 EDT
Description of problem:
Just a suggestion based on the instincts of a new user to Linux. When they
wanted to find a program to install, they used the desktop search capability.
They failed and had to find the appropriate program.

However, I thought that this would be a brilliant feature that seemed within
easy reach of beagle. It could be taught both yum and apt metadata caches and
how to launch an installer to add the package to the system when an appropriate
one is found.
Comment 1 Jon Stanley 2008-04-23 16:30:15 EDT
Adding FutureFeature keyword to RFE's.
Comment 2 John Poelstra 2008-08-12 00:19:31 EDT
David what are your thoughts on this feature?
Comment 3 David Nielsen 2008-08-12 02:30:18 EDT
I like the idea, it should be possible to let PackageKit feed beagle the information so it wouldn't be tied to any specific package manager, which might make it easier for upstream to justify implementing.

Another thought is why, when I am no longer the Beagle maintainer (Adel is your master now - and a damn good one I might add), are all the bugs still assigned to me - it seems like a bug.
Comment 4 Michael Wiktowy 2010-11-15 10:13:45 EST
Since Beagle is all but abandoned in Fedora, any thoughts on adding this to Gnome Shell/Gnome Do/Tracker?

I see this feature has already been added to the Unity Desktop search in Ubuntu.
Comment 5 Michael Wiktowy 2013-11-02 01:28:07 EDT
Looks like some motion in the right direction.
Comment 6 Ryan Lerch 2014-12-05 09:58:19 EST
GNOME software now includes a search provider, so uninstalled applications that match the search in the overview are now displayed when searching.

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