[Ambassadors] Search Engine Proposal

Manuel Escudero Jmlevick at gmail.com
Thu Aug 26 22:37:09 UTC 2010

Hi! I've been working in a project called "Hermes" (For more information
refer to: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Hermes) The idea is to build a Feed
customizable by the user that notifies when there are important news... As
an additional feature I wanted to integrate a FEDORA SEARCH BOX, so I tought
I might
use the one that's in http://start.fedoraproject.org/ But I asked some users
and I tried it discovering that that search box was a normal, common
Google's Search Box.

In order to provide a "better information service" for the user, I tought
that building a Fedora's Custom Search Engine based on Google might be
useful in both ways to
HERMES and the http://start.fedoraproject.org/ webpage, so I built one.

I called it the "Fedora's Engine" and is built over Google's CSE Technology,
it's multilanguage, UTF-8 encoded and it has two options: "Search the Whole
web making emphasis in some sites" or "Search the Whole web"

The first option makes a search consult all along the web but it make
emphasis in these sites:

http://goo.gl/cRfP (Click to see the list)

The second option give the same results as if you're searching on Google

The Search Engine has the "autofill" option enabled and it's fedora branded,
as you may see I included all the Fedora relevant sites so
this engine is a fully fedora search engine that we can use in the Hermes
Project and also in the http://start.fedoraproject.org/ webpage.

The code is right here: http://fpaste.org/DmBz/

You can preview the working engine here:* *http://tinyurl.com/fedorasengine

And If you want to Download the ".html" file with the code, it's right
here: http://ubuntuone.com/p/E04/

Hope you find this idea useful :)
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