Wouldn't it be better if you'd just build an external search service? Getting a list of packages and descriptions should be possible no? (just asking, not 100% sure)

I doubt the maintainers are just going to come out and say "ok, this guy has waited long enough, lets take his contribution in". If they didn't care about the search 2.5 years ago why would they care now.

Sorry for being snide here but my impression is that Warehouse could had been shipped a while ago instead of getting rewritten
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s
​everal times.​ I'm not saying that's bad, it's just that there's a mismatch in goals here.


Thanks,
-- Ionel
Cristian Mărieș

On Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 2:01 AM, David Wilson <dw+python-ideas@hmmz.org> wrote:
Hi there,

My 2.5 year old offer to retrofit the old codebase with a new search
system still stands[1]. :)  There is no reason for this to be a complex
affair, the prototype built back then took only a few hours to complete.

No doubt the long term answer is probably "Warehouse fixes this", but
Warehouse seems no nearer a reality than it did in 2013.


David

[1] https://groups.google.com/forum/#!search/%22david$20wilson%22$20search$20pypi/pypa-dev/ZjUNkczsKos/2et8926YOQYJ

On Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 12:35:04AM +0200, Giovanni Cannata wrote:
> Hi, sorry to bother you again, but the search problem on PyPI is still present
> after different weeks and it's very annoying. I've just released a new version
> of my ldap3 project and it doesn't show up when searching with its name. For
> mine (and I suppose for other emerging project, especially related to Python 3)
> it's vital to be easily found by other developers that use pip and PyPI as THE
> only repository for python packages and using the number of download as a
> ranking of popularity of a project.
>
> If search can't be fixed there should be at least a warning on the PyPI
> homepage to let users know that search is broken and that using Google for
> searching could help to find more packages.
>
> Bye,
> Giovanni

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