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Bring the old Package Finder on opensuse.org

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Description

Some time ago, the library or package finder on opensuse.org was changed. The new version is too confusing to use, needing several unncesary clicks here and there.
Plus, its a pain trying to find libraries or packages made by common users.
Also, the link pointing to those users repositories is gone, making the task of installing user made packages a hasle.

In my opinion, bringing the classic finder back would be great.

Discussion


icons/user_comment.png S. V. wrote: (5 years ago)

Hi,

"The new version is too confusing to use, needing several unncesary clicks here and there." Using the smb libcsync plugin as an example:

  1. You go to
    http://software.opensuse.org/
  2. Search for "libcsync".
  3. Click "libcsync-plugin-smb".
  4. Click "Direct Install".

I think this is the most important part of the interface (regular users) and I fail to see how this could be any simpler...

"Plus, it's a pain trying to find libraries or packages made by common users.
Also, the link pointing to those users repositories is gone, making the task of installing user made packages a hasle."

  1. You go to
    http://software.opensuse.org/
  2. Search for "libcsync".
  3. Click "libcsync-plugin-smb".
  4. Click "Show other versions".
  5. Click "Show unstable packages".
  6. Click the project:repository-package-link to the left and you are sent to build.opensuse.org (or you can download RPMs / 1 Click Install it).

Not that difficult? Sorry if I am missing the point...

--
Stian

icons/user_comment.png C. R. wrote: (5 years ago)

> Not that difficult? Sorry if I am missing the point...
Where is the direct link in the first page to add the repository to Yast? What we find instead is the broken 1 click, or the build service page of the project.

This search page is of use to developers, not users.

icons/user_comment.png g. b. wrote: (5 years ago)

Just as Carlos Robinson said, please try adding the repository in which the library or package is located into YaST.
I've read time and time again that 1 click installs are not the optimal way of installing packages.

icons/user_comment.png S. V. wrote: (5 years ago)

Seems like the "Direct Install" only is available if the package resides in official repositories. If it's not then one has to click "Show unstable packages" and "1 Click Install" from there. Perhaps "semi-official" repositories like "server:php:applications" should be included in a "Direct Install" - not much point in only having "Direct Install" for packages one can already install from the package manager...
For example, Wordpress. If I click "Show unstable packages" I can "1 Click Install" Wordpress from the "server:php:applications" repository.

Direct Install (1 Click Install) should add the required repositories and if it doesn't then I suppose it's a bug somewhere... do you have an example of a program/lib where "1 Click Install" doesn't work properly?

icons/user_comment.png J. C. wrote: (5 years ago)

Some of us want full control of software management through tools such as zypper and YaST. Dropping the link to the repository takes this away.

icons/user_comment.png a. v. wrote: (2 years ago)

Gabriel Byrne please mention what features do you miss. Vague description asking to bring older version of software search is liable to be rejected.

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