PPA Search Improvement Suggestion

Bug #630206 reported by komputes on 2010-09-04
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Launchpad itself

Bug Description

The Launchpad PPA Search is a fantastic facility for finding software that is newer than in the repos, or that has not yet been packaged by anyone.

However, I feel there are improvements to make it mor usable and friendly to non-experienced users. Now that Software Center can accept PPA's these improvements are even more important.

From the search results you should see:
*Last modified date
*Release filter
*PPA Heat
*Concept of "Trustworthy" PPA (restrictive to devs who can upload to these PPAs)
*Upstream PPA (edge and stable version of upstream software, automatically complied)

I don't expect all of these to be implemented, but I think they are great suggestions to help a user find the software they need with a certain level of comfort.

Aaron Bentley (abentley) on 2010-09-07
affects: launchpad-code → soyuz
Changed in soyuz:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
tags: added: ppa search ui
Curtis Hovey (sinzui) on 2011-04-04
Changed in launchpad:
importance: Wishlist → Low
Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) on 2014-04-11
tags: added: ppasearch
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