[RFC] Test drive: Ubuntu Documentation Search

Rafael Proença cypherbios at ubuntu.com
Tue Apr 22 23:57:56 UTC 2008

Hello Dustin,

It is a very useful tool, indeed. But a similar solution has already been
implemented several months ago and the search engine created has all the
features this one created by you has.

The Uboontu Search engine can be found here: http://www.uboontu.com

The FAQ[0] and About[1] has more detailed information about the search

I guess you were not aware of the project, otherwise you wouldn't have done
the same work all over again. But if you like, we can join forces and work
together to improve the search engine.



On 4/22/08, Dustin Kirkland <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
> 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,
> --
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> Dustin Kirkland
> Ubuntu Server Team
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Rafael Proença
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