User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050922 Fedora/1.0.7-1.1.fc4 Firefox/1.0.7 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050922 Fedora/1.0.7-1.1.fc4 Firefox/1.0.7 Currently when searching for an extension the results are returned alphabetically instead of by the relevance of the terms searched. Is a full text search engine not being used to search extensions?? If not it should be switched to using one to provide more usable search results. Reproducible: Always
Do you have a suggestion for a replacement for WHERE field LIKE '%search%text%' ?
Using a fulltext engine would allow for results by relavence. For the MySQL database engine by creating a fulltext index on the columns to search. (This would also allow searching multiple columns with one "search") http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/4.1/en/fulltext-search.html Other database engines also have fulltext engines as well.
(One easy relevance boost might be preferring name hits to description hits.)
Assignee: morgamic → nobody
Target Milestone: 1.0 → ---
The results don't even seem to be alphabetical. The results for the search "adblock" are the following: 1. Adblock Filterset.G Updater 2. Adblock Plus 3. dutchblock 4. Bork Bork Bork! 5. Quick Preference Button 6. Adblock 7. ImgLikeOpera The direct match Adblock is number 6 in the list! A similar thing happens for other extensions with multiple versions... like Forecastfox.
(In reply to comment #4) > The results don't even seem to be alphabetical. > Indeed not. The detault sort is now "newest." Confirming. This should be fixed.
*** Bug 345518 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 348485 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
current status: Remora sorts the search results by add-on id, so the possibility is high that the first results are not compatible with the use firefox.
They are meanwhile sorted by relevance (and there was a bug for it, but I didn't find it anymore :-/) -- in any case, fixed in Remora.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: addons.mozilla.org → addons.mozilla.org Graveyard
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