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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Request for comment: Provide standard update site locations


Search engines as the finder: excellent approach.

- but do we need a central 'market-place' of companion files to ensure that search engine spiders index new stuff promptly?

P2 searching for content using search engines: not so sure, certainly a much lower priority.

- if there is a central 'market-place' of companion files, then that is all that needs searching.


        Ed Willink

On 15/03/2013 07:46, Matthias Sohn wrote:
On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 4:19 AM, Pascal Rapicault <pascal.rapicault@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
A while back I started some work on this particular issue but never took it to fruition (just lack of time).
The initial predicate is that since search engines are good at helping us find stuffs, we should use them rather than building another mechanism.

Since the p2 repos are not search engine friendly, what I had done consisted in generating a companion file that listed all the capabilities provided by a repository. Once these would be indexed by the search engine, then people would be able to search for those capabilibies (e.g. org.eclipse.emf 2.9) and be provided with the URL of a p2 repo. The next thing I envisioned with this was to allow p2 to directly call to a search engine when missing capabilities were found.


sounds like a great idea


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