[development] duplication and input format modules

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Thu Aug 9 14:55:45 UTC 2007

On Thu, 9 Aug 2007 14:06:51 +0200, Dries Buytaert <dries.buytaert at gmail.com> wrote:

> I agree.  A lot of these groups, like the contributed-module-ideas
> group (to some extend), are quick ugly hacks to work around an
> underlying problem.  I'd prefer to see people spend their time on
> improving the underlying problem (i.e. module findability).  It keeps
> amazing me why people aren't a little bit more critic towards these
> kind of hacks.  I guess other people will fix the module findability
> problem then ...

My apologies to dww before I even say anything... :-)

Would it be difficult, once the search module is back on, to offer somewhere a search box that is pre-set to only search project nodes?  I have found in the past that doing an Advanced search for my keyword(s) restricted to "project" nodes (shouldn't that be Project now?) is a surprisingly good way to track down a module.  It's a PITA to have to do, though, especially when d.o is slow.  Could we have some sort of optional-default-off "project search" block that just has that restriction pre-set?  It doesn't need to be fancy, just forward to the normal search system for results.

And while we're on the subject, I'll reiterate my previous point that for 99% of all users, including those with CVS access, something in a person's sandbox does not exist.

--Larry Garfield

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