On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 4:39 PM, Ryan <rlerch@redhat.com> wrote:
On 10/27/12 06:43, Daniel J Walsh wrote:
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On 10/26/2012 05:23 PM, Ryan wrote:
While I have been testing out the fedora 18 beta, i noticed a significant
change in the behaviour of the search in the overview mode. A good example
of this is if you search for either "browse" or "web" in F17, you will get
firefox in the results. However, in f18, searching for "browse" or "web"
does not show firefox at all.

I discovered this a few weeks ago, and filed bugs both against fedora[1]
and upstream in gnome[2], and the gnome bug has some insight into what has
changed. Previously, in f17, the gnome-shell search matched against the
fields for Name, Command and Comment. However in Gnome 3.6 in f18, it no
longer matches against the Comment field.

According to the response in the gnome bugzilla, the gnome-shell tool does
now match against "keywords" that are specified in the desktop file, but it
seems that not many desktop files have relevant keywords specified.

In short, there are a lot of search terms that people were able to use in
f17 that will now be broken in f18, as the majority of desktop files do not
have relevant keywords specified.

I'm not sure what the best plan is to fix this. The tagger app for fedora
does have a lot of great keyword data already for packages, but it seems
like a lot of work to update every package with keyword metadata when the
old way worked, even though it was a bit crufty and matched "in"s and "on"s
and other small words in the comment field.

cheers, ryanlerch [1] - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=864593
[2] - https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=685824 [3] -

I think we should fix this, as it really hurts the functionality.  Put back
the searching for comments for F18 and then open a Feature page to get a real
fix for this in Fedora 19.

Searching for email brings back nothing?  powerpoint?

This is another drop in usability.

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The GNOME upstream has now begun updating the keywords in the desktop files for all the core gnome apps, and their progress can be viewed by this wikipage:


However, will the changes that are currently being commited to gnome be available in f18? Also there are a lot of applications packaged in Fedora that are not core gnome apps. What is the best way to go about getting keywords added to these packages?


I suggest starting a Fedora wikipage to track the effort to add the keywords to non-gnome applications. Have a table with a list of components, status, and links to bug reports upstream.

-Elad Alfassa.