[aur-general] AUR RPC search results custom fields

Francesc Ortiz francescortiz at gmail.com
Sat May 24 00:35:58 EDT 2008

Hey, I created a patch for custom fields in searches, but i don't
where to refer to, and i can't test it.

I have uploaded it to

What should I do now?

Thank you

On 5/7/08, Loui <louipc.ist at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 7 May 2008 08:35:34 +0200
> "Francesc Ortiz" <francescortiz at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Adding the possibility of specifying the fields you want to show in
>> the search results would reduce rpc query time and would also reduce
>> server load. Getting custom fields would be 1 connection vs N+1
>> (N=number results, 1 the search) connections that you have to do now
>> for a pacman-like search. And in what time regards, as an example, for
>> 30 results now I need (30+1)*550ms = around 17 seconds.
>> I also see that this would be more intense work for the database, so
>> it would be reasonable to add a result limit to the search, if you use
>> custom fields, in order to reduce subqueries.
> I totally agree with you. The RPC interface should really be at least
> as powerful as the web search, but no one has really had the motivation
> to write a patch for that yet heh. If you're interested, you can check
> out the AUR source code at http://projects.archlinux.org/git/?p=aur.git
> write a patch and submit it to aur-dev at archlinux.org.
> Cheers.

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