December 6, 2010

fcrochik fcrochik
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How does the search box work?

 

Is the search box just about “words” or is there any special clauses you can query?

It seems that we have several pieces of search on the web site. You can search by tag (constrained or not to a section of the web site) and by code words. It would be really great if we could combine all them… Soon enough (hopefully) we will have just too many results…

For example I would like to type on the seach box something like:

in:forum tag:qml “create object”

Is there any way to do something like that?

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December 6, 2010

fcrochik fcrochik
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Created a suggestion on bugs:
http://bugreports.qt.nokia.com/browse/QTWEBSITE-125

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December 6, 2010

mariusg mariusg
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The top right search is provided by Google Custom Search with refinements for Forum, Wiki and FAQ. So the in:forum in there, just a click away.

Horrible truth incoming: We don’t have the resources to create and maintain a search engine – that works as well as the one we use now.

But, all is not lost; for the tag search we want to enable operators one day.

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December 6, 2010

mariusg mariusg
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fcrochik wrote:
Created a suggestion on bugs: http://bugreports.qt.nokia.com/browse/QTWEBSITE-125

Cheers :)

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December 6, 2010

fcrochik fcrochik
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mariusg wrote:
The top right search is provided by Google Custom Search with refinements for Forum, Wiki and FAQ. So the in:forum in there, just a click away.

Horrible truth incoming: We don’t have the resources to create and maintain a search engine – that works as well as the one we use now.

But, all is not lost; for the tag search we want to enable operators one day.

It feels you have already all the pieces…. you have the tag and the “section”… adding the “code words” on the current “tag” search would be a very good beginning.

The “gmail like” search may be less important then but not much harder to implement… the rules would be pretty simple and parsing the string could be done easily… Of course everything is easy for whom is not going to actually get it done :)

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December 6, 2010

QtK QtK
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fcrochik wrote:

mariusg wrote:
The top right search is provided by Google Custom Search with refinements for Forum, Wiki and FAQ. So the in:forum in there, just a click away.

Horrible truth incoming: We don’t have the resources to create and maintain a search engine – that works as well as the one we use now.

But, all is not lost; for the tag search we want to enable operators one day.

It feels you have already all the pieces…. you have the tag and the “section”… adding the “code words” on the current “tag” search would be a very good beginning.

The “gmail like” search may be less important then but not much harder to implement… the rules would be pretty simple and parsing the string could be done easily… Of course everything is easy for whom is not going to actually get it done :)

Since the search is powered by Google search api – I think implementing all the google search features would be possible.

December 6, 2010

fcrochik fcrochik
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only if google made them part of the offer… I don’t know enough about it but would assume that requires some tweaking so it knows what tags and sections are.

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December 6, 2010

QtK QtK
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fcrochik wrote:
only if google made them part of the offer… I don’t know enough about it but would assume that requires some tweaking so it knows what tags and sections are.

Right, someone from the development team can confirm this.

December 6, 2010

mariusg mariusg
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1099 posts

You can always use then Google operators [google.com] on that search.

And they have a system called “refinements”. Maybe that together with some clever use of the CSE API [code.google.com] could work to create QtDevNet custom operators.

But this might be a violation of the “only develop features that will be used (a lot)”-method of surviving as a project manager :)

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