advanced bug searches

Bug #745041 reported by Brian Murray
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Martin Pool (mbp) wrote : Re: [Bug 745041] [NEW] advanced bug searches

What would you like the url to look like?

Really some of this should be done in lp though.

I wouldn't mind adding urls that go to "all bugs for x", or "bugs
tagged foo in x".


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Alex Chiang (achiang) wrote :

I am +1 on this feature request.

I don't know that we necessarily need a formulaic/algorithmic format for advanced search URLs though, since they can really be any combination of things.

How about a like thing, where it just gets hashed into some random string?

My primary use of shortened URLs is when I want to show someone else the exact same bug list I'm looking at, ordered in the way that makes sense for the conversation we're having. I do this for things like bug walk-throughs with my team on various projects, and emailing/irc'ing a monstrous link around is a little ugly.

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Martin Pool (mbp) wrote : Re: [Bug 745041] Re: advanced bug searches

At the moment I'm not so keen on getting into making hashed
short URLs; there are already very many services that do this and I'm
not sure what I could add. I suppose it would have the benefit of
promising you the link went somewhere on Launchpad and not to goatse.
What else is wrong with just using eg

I want to steer in for something different which is URLs people
can make up by hand and also where they can see immediately what the
URL will lead to.

For instance bam's link could turn into something like which I think is rather better than a
hash, though slightly longer.

Martin Pool (mbp)
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status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
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Martin Pool (mbp) wrote :

I think the main thing here is bug 325982, about lp generating such long urls in the first place.

We could possibly have a bookmarklet or similar that cuts out the redundant bits.

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Jeff Lane  (bladernr) wrote :

Seconding this... I would love to see support tags at a minimum... something like:,bar,baz

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