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Integrated package searching for YaST and build service

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You perhaps remember the hacks Benjamin did to support "click and install"
packages (similar to Click'n run) [1]

Benjamin has another article in his blog that is worth to read.

He has been providing a wepage to search packages from repositories like
packman and build service. Now he presents an architecture to desentralize
the system, using web services an indexers, and he shows working prototypes
of YaST modules for searching, and others like web and irc-bot clients


I hope we can provide a strategy and roadmap to integrate these cool ideas and

[1]: http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/bweber/entry/next_generation_package/


icons/user_comment.png J. W. wrote: (11 years ago)

see also 300898

For 10.3 the installer should be able to make use of an external list of repositories. I suggest to host such a list at http://packages.opensuse-community.org/ together with the search engine, which is already there.

icons/user_comment.png K. F. wrote: (11 years ago)

Implementation on openSUSE BS already started, Adrian knows the details.

icons/user_comment.png A. S. wrote: (11 years ago)

We work on two approaches atm:

  • YaST will support (thanks to mvidner) additional repository offers during installation. The list gets hosted on our servers, the open question is how to maintain this list.
* The build service End-User interface will offer .ymp files based on pattern submissions for easy installation.

icons/user_comment.png S. V. wrote: (11 years ago)

Adrian, please, drive this. The feature for YaST should be done now (let me know if anything is missing).

icons/user_comment.png M. L. wrote: (11 years ago)

This sounds like very useful. And it might be possible the community (in this case Benji) helps implementing this.

icons/user_comment.png A. J. wrote: (10 years ago)

Apparently not done - please reject and postpone for 11.1.

icons/user_comment.png A. S. wrote: (10 years ago)

This is something what we should bind to the new upcomming software portal. The software portal will be the End-User interface for searcing and installing software and replace http://software.opensuse.org/search . However it is still in development and not yet set up. Therefore I am unsure if this can happen in time for 11.1.

On the other side, the 1-click-installation and integration into the web interface is done since quite some time. The user can use the cool technologies from Benjamin since 10.3.

icons/user_comment.png A. J. wrote: (7 years ago)

This should be done with a software portal.

icons/user_comment.png M. S. wrote: (6 years ago)

And a software portal with this features is now in the testing/implantation phase(s).

See for more information on the mailing list of the buildservice:

[opensuse-buildservice] Reworking the software search started at Thu, 01 Mar 2012 12:05:35 +0100
[opensuse-buildservice] Reworking the software search, part II stared at Mon, 12 Mar 2012 16:41:26 +0100

Thanks to all involved!


Last change: 10 months ago
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