[greenstone-users] Some feature requests

From Rene Schrama
DateMon, 23 Feb 2004 13:04:59 +0100
Subject [greenstone-users] Some feature requests

After some interruptions, the CD-ROM is finally finished. Although
Greenstone is very impressive, some questions and/or feature requests
remain after the CD was tested by a small group of users. Btw I am using
local library, MGPP, Windows XP.

- Order of search results.

I know the result of a boolean ("all") search is supposed to be "build
order", but the first 20 (or so) results can be different for the same
query, depending on how many hits are returned (as set in Preferences).
For instance, the first 20 of 50 are not the same as the first 20 of
200. Most users find this confusing so maybe it can be investigated

- Sort order within one year of a DateList (new feature since 2.41).

I am using "DateList -metadata Year -sortmeta Title". The titles are
sorted alphabetically, but would it be possible to use the same sorting
algorithm as in AZList? (for example, "a", "an" and "the" are ignored in

- Document display.

This is the only situation in which I need to use the Back button of my
browser. In fact, I have to go back every time I want to select another
document from the search results. So, if possible it would be nice to
have Previous (document) and Next (document) buttons, and a third button
to return to the search results (from any document). Another request,
with lower priority, is the option to make a list of all documents in
the result set on one single page so it can be printed an reviewed at a
later time.