Author: Joachim Strombergson
Date: 26-04-03 16:28
I would like to suggest a new function for the search page that I belive would enhance the searches.
When searching for a port, for example "kde" you end up with quite a few ports that are localized, human language, or country specific versions of the ports. For many users (i.e. me ;-), getting many versions of the same port makes the search result less easy to read.
I would therefore suggest the addition of a checkbox/flag "include language/country specific ports" to the search form. A checkbox that is off by default.
Using the flag, a simple post-search filter would remove all ports origintaing from the following directories:
Furthermore, the filter would possible remove all search results with a name containing the string "-i18n-".
This should cut down the search results and leave only unlocalized versions. Something I belive most users want to see most of the time they search for a port.
Naturally, when the user really want to see the localized ports, he/she/it should get it just by turning on the checkbox.