Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 235773
RFE: beagle should index yum metadata to suggest applications to install based on search keywords
Last modified: 2014-12-05 09:58:19 EST
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.
Adding FutureFeature keyword to RFE's.
David what are your thoughts on this feature?
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.
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.
Looks like some motion in the right direction.
GNOME software now includes a search provider, so uninstalled applications that match the search in the overview are now displayed when searching.