Ubuntu 13.04 to probably receive extra filters for personal and online content
During the latest weeks, along with a solid amount of features, refinements and improvements, Quantal Quetzal received commercial support, support expressed via
More suggestions, a category housing and exposing, directly in the Dash, commercial search results, such as Amazon online results (online items triggered by user's typing a word in Dash's search area).
It seems that, according to the developers, the searching process is to be further refined, improved and strengthened during Ubuntu 13.04.
Weeks ago, the under-the-hood communication between one's computer and the server (responsible for online results) has been shifted from HTTP to HTTPS, shift process that is to be optimized in the next months/Ubuntu cycle, along with a more refined process of fetching exposed-in-the-Dash online-generated images (at the moment being fetched directly from 7digital and Amazon).
Search quality is definitely a target for the next Ubuntu development cycle, target standing on the present "ground", "the team is currently focused on tackling the most obvious search quality issue – the return of commercial content when searching for software and applications on your computer".
Furthermore, the developers are to probably land new manners of dealing with different data types (commercial, locally-based, etc), like for instance "the introduction of more user controls such as filters for personal and online content".
The above statements have been generated by the developers' intentions to transform the current search process into a solid-as-a-rock more user-friendly clickable-preferences experience, "search quality is an area where we expect to learn a great deal from and we will be looking at other improvements over the next cycle,..., there will be sessions scheduled at the next Ubuntu Development Summit to discuss this".
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