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[Octave-patch-tracker] [patch #9967] Mention "mathematical" for better d

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Subject: [Octave-patch-tracker] [patch #9967] Mention "mathematical" for better discovery
Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2020 08:15:47 -0400 (EDT)
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                 Summary: Mention "mathematical" for better discovery
                 Project: GNU Octave
            Submitted by: None
            Submitted on: Sun 23 Aug 2020 12:15:45 PM UTC
                Category: None
                Priority: 5 - Normal
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
        Originator Email: ellenpapsch@gmail.com
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any



I recently searched in GNOME Software app using the term "mathe" (German
abbreviation, English abbreviation is "math"), looking for a program to
explore the spherical coordinate system. Among some non-relevant results,
there was a result for a proprietary program, but not for Octave. Only when I
took to the web to look for a free program did I discover there is Octave
packaged via Flathub. Back to GNOME Software, this time entering "Octave", I
indeed got the result and was able to install Octave.

Adding "mathematical" to shortdesc should place Octave in the search results
when someone uses the general term "math(e)" and help compete with the
proprietary program.

Actually, just tried with "math" (without e) and this time I got Octave among
the proprietary program in the results. So not all is lost, though adding the
word should improve things for non-English searches. GNOME Software does
search the localized shortdesc.


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