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Description

I tried searching for SimpleScreenRecorder in the software center..

"simple screen recorder" - no results
"simple screen" - no results
"simplescreen" - works
"simplescreenrecorder" - works

Screenshots: https://imgur.com/a/yBdDkGY

Solus GNOME, up to date

solus-sc version 23-40

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Beer created this task.Aug 14 2019, 1:53 AM

Seems rather it's more than just acknowledging spaces, it's fixated on them and doesn't show entries that don't have spaces in the proper places. (seeing as SimpleScreenRecorder is really written like that)

kyrios123 added a subscriber: kyrios123.EditedAug 14 2019, 11:11 AM

The software center search on the package name and summary.
So according to the package definition, simplescr (part of the name) or screen recorder (part of the subject) would work.
It's not a problem with spaces or a bug, just something that could be enhanced in the new software center.

JoshStrobl closed this task as Invalid.Aug 14 2019, 11:48 AM
JoshStrobl added a subscriber: JoshStrobl.

This was already something that the previous rewrite of the Software Center was going to accomplish: https://github.com/getsolus/solus-sc/blob/master/xng/plugins/eopkg/plugin.py#L194

We were aware back then of ways to improve search and this is something that realistically should be done with sol / sol daemon's package searching functionality rather than in the Software Center, when we get to doing the C rewrite. That would ensure consistent search results regardless of if you use the CLI or the GUI.

Closing as invalid since:

  1. I wouldn't really want to track SC issues here.
  2. This is something that should be implemented in our next generation package manager and its daemon instead.