[aur-dev] Remove package search auto-complete

Joris Steyn jorissteyn at gmail.com
Mon Dec 30 03:09:28 EST 2013

I agree having to press enter twice is somewhat frustrating but I have no
objections to the feature in general - I find it helpful and time-saving.

Loading jquery from Google CDN and another 1.4KB for typeahead seems
to me. I'd rather see a patch that fixes the submit issue instead of one
removes the feature :)

Perhaps we can take this bug upstream?

On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 8:38 AM, Callan <callan at zoocar.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> Before I start off on my rant I just want to say I am not trying to attack
> whoever committed this feature originally. Please don't take it personally.
> Can you please please please apply this patch to remove the auto-complete
> popup on the front page quick search. This is such an obnoxious use of
> javascript and I honestly see no point in it. I understand the intention
> fine but, in practice, I find myself having to hit enter 3 times just to do
> a search. Every. Single. Time. I've wasted more time pressing enter now
> than I ever did using my eyes to manually filter the result list on the
> next page.
> What's worse is as far as I can tell this is literally the only time
> javascript is used in the AUR and we are pulling in two entire libraries
> for it. What's the deal?? This cuts even deeper for me because I spent
> months trying to convince people in the past that, shock and horror, the
> web uses javascript these days and we can take advantage of it. Now it's
> allowed in and it's not even being used properly.
> If anyone disagrees with me, please say why, because I'd love to have a
> debate on the merits of this feature. Otherwise, can we get this applied as
> soon as possible.
> Thanks
> --
> Callan

More information about the aur-dev mailing list