bugzilla should have a module that accepts google style searches

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

Status

()

enhancement
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
13 years ago
6 years ago

People

(Reporter: timeless, Unassigned)

Tracking

({ue})

2.21
x86
Windows XP
Dependency tree / graph

Details

I promised this bug to someone w/in the past 10 days.

Basically some users use google or gmail and write queries like this:

"foo bar" -baz (x OR y) (x AND z)

unfortunately, neither the simple nor advanced queries allow for this. and it gets worse if you ever want to do something like useragent matching. I don't want to force people to use regexps, and regexps for useragents don't work well unless you can use more than one.

matching 2 fields (say OS and CPU) can easily require:
/(?:(?:foo|oof).*(?:bar|rab))|(?:(?:bar|rab).*(?:foo|oof))/

Which is not something you should force a user to write.
compare:
(foo OR oof) (bar OR rab)

which is easier to read? which is easier to write?
Keywords: ue
needs research and design.
The new Custom Search section of the Advanced Search page in Bugzilla 4.2 lets you build such queries, I'm pretty sure.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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