[RFC] Test drive: Ubuntu Documentation Search

Nick Barcet nick.barcet at canonical.com
Wed Apr 23 01:59:51 BST 2008


Jordan Mantha wrote:
> Is this similar to http://search.ubuntuwire.com/ ?

It is similar on the technology used but Dustin's version is much more
comprehensive in the refinements allow and feature full.  I particularly
like the search plug in for Firefox which is installable from the main
search page.  Dustin's version could however get some additional sources
from [1] which, I believe, are not all referenced in his.

Cheers,
Nick

[1] http://search.ubuntuwire.com/xml/annotations.xml

> 
> On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 1:50 PM, Dustin Kirkland <kirkland at canonical.com
> <mailto:kirkland at canonical.com>> wrote:
> 
>     Hi,
> 
>     I recently created a Google Custom Search Engine [1] that specializes in
>     finding Ubuntu Documentation:
> 
>            * http://people.ubuntu.com/~kirkland/search.html
>     <http://people.ubuntu.com/%7Ekirkland/search.html>
> 
>     It searches the entire web for your input query, but gives special
>     priority to the ~15 or so Ubuntu-related websites that I've defined.
> 
>     If your query returns hits, you can then refine your search to only
>     include results from Manuals, Official Docs, Wiki Docs, Answers, Forums,
>     Lists, Bugs, or Code.
> 
>     There's even a browser plug-in to add to your Search Engine bar in
>     Firefox.
> 
>     You can find more detailed information about the design in the wiki [2].
> 
>     The source code is available in Launchpad [3].
> 
>     I hope this is useful to Ubuntu users and developers alike.  I'm
>     interested in any comments or feedback you might have.
> 
> 
>     [1] http://www.google.com/coop/cse
>     [2] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DocumentationSearch
>     [3] https://launchpad.net/ubuntu-documentation-search
> 
> 
>     Thanks,
>     --
>     :-Dustin
> 
>     Dustin Kirkland
>     Ubuntu Server Team
>     Canonical, LTD
>     kirkland at canonical.com <mailto:kirkland at canonical.com>
>     GPG: 1024D/83A61194
> 
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