please test the new package searching
I have finally found a free search program that does most of what
is needed for improved package searching. The new searching uses
swish++. It is very simple, but well thought out.
Please check the 'Search Package Directories' section at
and send me any feedback.
It adds the ability to restrict the search on package names only
(done using META keywords) and to use substrings, e.g. libgtk* .
This last item is what people have been screaming for. Hopefully
swish++ will implement more general regex in the future.
If people are happy with it, I'll make it the default search method
and get rid of htdig.