Richard Jones' Log: PyPI search fixed, finally

Sun, 11 Feb 2007

I found myself with a spare round tuit this morning so I fixed PyPI's search. Google is gone :)

Comment by Peter Fein on Sun, 11 Feb 2007

Heh. Just added a search shortcut in my browser for cheeseshop & had a "wait, didn't this used to be google?" moment.

Neat, thanks.

Comment by Chris Miles on Wed, 14 Feb 2007

Nice one, much better. What did you use?

Comment by Craig on Wed, 14 Feb 2007

Hi Richard,

Makes it much easier to use for this newbie, thanks.

One suggestion; would it be possible to get timestamps for packages listed either on result lists or packages themselves?

Cheers
Craig.

Comment by Craig on Wed, 14 Feb 2007

One more. :) I'm finding a few dead links and relocated projects. Link checking and a way of reporting them to submitters for revision would be useful.

Comment by Richard on Thu, 15 Feb 2007

The search just uses SQL and some basic weighting (preferring matches in name, then summary, then description).

All ideas for new features are good, especially when accompanied by code :)