My best guess is that these changes are occurring due to the changing corpus of
tool titles/descriptions/help text. (Search functionality hasn't been changed
in some time.)
I've tweaked the search parameters in -central changeset 18ab38e43d8b ,
specifically removing the minscore requirement, in an effort to allow more
search results to bubble up.
On Oct 10, 2012, at 7:28 AM, David Roquis wrote:
> Dear Galaxy community,
> I have noticed that since I have upgraded to the latest galaxy distribution
> (October 5th, b5bda7a5c345), the "search tools" function in the left frame
> doesn't seem to work properly. For example, in previous distributions, if I
> typed "fastx", it would display all the tools under the "FASTX-Toolkit for
> FASTQ data" section. Now, I don't get anything (but the FASTX-Toolkit for
> FASTQ data and the tools in it are still available if I look manually in the
> tool list). Similar problem when I search with the keyword "draw". I get some
> results, but I would miss some. For example, "Draw quality score boxplot for
> SOLiD data""Draw quality score boxplot", "Draw nucleotides distribution
> chart" (and some more) does not appear in the search results. I haven't
> tested all the possible keywords to search, but my guess is that this problem
> probably happens with other search terms.
> The same situation occurs on the penn state instance of galaxy
> (https://main.g2.bx.psu.edu/), so I guess this problem is not related to my
> local version.
> This is not a major bug, but I thought it was worth mentioning it.
> University of Perpignan
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