Better feedback for searches without any results

Bug #681476 reported by Paul Sladen
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)
Robert Roth

Bug Description

Binary package hint: software-center

On first-use the Software Centre may offer some Recommendations. If the user follows this and installs (or even views) one of the Recommendations, and then searches in the top-right-hand box then the user will only see matching results from within Recommendations (zero results).

Ideally the interface would provide results from within the full-set if there are no matches within the subset; or otherwise inform the user that they are stuck in a sub-category and are unlikely to be getting the results expected or intended.

<boilerplate> Yes, I have searched for dups </boilerplate>

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Kiwinote (kiwinote) wrote :

Hi Paul! Thanks for the bug report. We will probably implement something along the lines of .

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
summary: - Searching within Recommodations only searches Recommendations
+ Better feedback for searches without any results
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Paul Sladen (sladen) wrote :

Perhaps a "search at next level up" (either automatically, or as a single-click) who do it (I can't see it listed on the Wiki).

Robert Roth (evfool)
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Robert Roth (evfool)
status: Triaged → In Progress
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Gary Lasker (gary-lasker) wrote :

Hi Robert, thank you very much for your branch. This is really nice work! I've merged it to trunk now. I've also attached this bug to the Software Center UI Enhancements blueprint as your fix is a very nice improvement indeed.

Thanks again!

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-center - 4.1.4

software-center (4.1.4) oneiric; urgency=low

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * utils/update-software-center-agent:
    - check for SOFTWARE_CENTER_NO_SC_AGENT in the environment
      and if found, do not run the update-software-center-agent
  * apt-xapian-index-plugin/
    - fix incorrect enums import

  [ Gary Lasker ]
  * merged lp:~evfool/software-center/search-suggestions,
    really nice enhancements to the search suggestions
    feature, many thanks Robert Roth! (LP: #681476)
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Thu, 26 May 2011 15:35:37 +0200

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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