[development] duplication and input format modules

Bill Fitzgerald bill at funnymonkey.com
Thu Aug 9 15:08:37 UTC 2007

RE: "to offer somewhere a search box that is pre-set to only search 
project nodes?" -- this could be done very easily using Views, with no 
coding necessary -- Of course, this does nothing about the issue of 
finding code in people's sandboxes. And, of course, it assumes that 
there would be no objections to setting up Views to run on d.o



Larry Garfield wrote:
> 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

Bill Fitzgerald
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