ubuntu search as a quick search

Bug #11227 reported by Nathan Sprangers
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Bug Description

I search the ubuntu site very often so I've added
"http://www.ubuntulinux.org/search?SearchableText=%s" as a "quick search"
bookmark so I can just enter "ubuntu <search term>" when I need to. Thought
this would be a good addition to the default firefox configuration.

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Thierry Moisan (thierryn) wrote :

Created an attachment (id=1524)
a first draft (only the start) of plugin to make

I've tried to fix it but I have some problems understanding the resultListStart
and resultItemStart commands. Also most of the current plugins have an update
html link in their source, how are we suppose to set this?

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Wouter Stomp (wouterstomp-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

It would be nice to also add search options for the wiki and the forums, but I
would rather have them in the search box than having to type a keyword to search.

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David Farning (dfarning) wrote :

Tested under breezy
firefox 1.0.7-0ubuntu20
i686

http://mycroft.mozdev.org/download.html?submitform=Find&category=3 has
additional search engines that can be added to firefox quick search. Ubuntu
currently has two listed Ubuntu packages and Ubuntu wiki. Could these be added
as default search engines to Ubuntu's firefox build?

-dtf

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David Farning (dfarning) wrote :

Based on work done at
http://mycroft.mozdev.org/download.html?submitform=Find&category=3 I'll put
together some additional default search engines and submit them as a patch to Ian.

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KarlGoetz (kgoetz) wrote :

Hi David,
did you ever get around to getting the plugins together for inclusion?
if not, do people still want this bug open, or should it be closed?
thanks

David Farning (dfarning)
Changed in firefox:
assignee: dfarning → nobody
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KarlGoetz (kgoetz) wrote :

There is a package search in Feisty, but no 'ubuntu related text' search.

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John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

Karl ill get with david during/before/after the meeting and find out how far he is. We have had some more pressing issues with apport and firefox crashes we have been trying to work out. so i will ask him.

Changed in firefox:
assignee: nobody → gnomefreak
Changed in firefox:
assignee: gnomefreak → asac
Changed in firefox:
assignee: asac → mozilla-bugs
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John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

I assigned it to asac for a reason please do not change it without a reason.

Changed in firefox:
assignee: mozilla-bugs → asac
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Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

ok, i will consider this.

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Marco Rodrigues (gothicx) wrote :

This is the OpenSearch of Ubuntu search plugin for the new website based on Drupal. I hope now Alexander can put it on Firefox package.

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Marco Rodrigues (gothicx) wrote :

Ignore my last two comments.. here is the correct one.

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Alexander Sack (asac) wrote : Re: [Bug 11227] Re: ubuntu search as a quick search

Actually, I currently tend to not add new search plugins, as there is
no consense nor a policy on what search extensions can go into the
firefox default install.

 - Alexander

Alexander Sack (asac)
Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
assignee: Alexander Sack (asac) → Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson)
Martin Pitt (pitti)
Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
assignee: Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) → nobody
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