2116: search should support the diffs themselves

eri***@gmai***** (Google Code) (Is this you? Claim this profile.)
What version are you running?

Describe the enhancement and the motivation for it.
The search feature is much less useful to me than I had hoped it would be, since it does not index the diff files associated with a review, nor the comments people have made on the reviews.  In our use case we only ever have 1 diff file (we do post-commit review), so the indexing is only on the order of the number of review requests, not a multiple of the diff-iterations per review request.

After spending 1.5 hours manually installing JCC, PyLucene, etc. on Ubuntu to get what I hoped would be an awesome feature, this is a bit frustrating...

What operating system are you using?
Ubuntu 9.04

Please provide any additional information below.
Notably, searching diffs & comments were 2 of the 4 requirements of the original feature request for adding search:

Where the submitter stated:

"Anyway, I think it'd definitely be useful to allow searching at least:

- titles
- descriptions
- diffs
- comments

I could not find any bug tracking these 2 missing search targets, so that's why this bug was filed.
#1 eri***@gmai***** (Google Code) (Is this you? Claim this profile.)
Another note on the extent of the usefulness of the existing search feature:
  We use google apps for our email, and each review request generates an email that contains the items that are currently indexed by the in-built reviewboard search.  So I can already do all the searching that reviewboard supports in my email itself.  Plus more, since any review responses are in my email as well, so I can see those in the search.
#2 david
  • +Component-Search
#3 vlo****@gmai***** (Google Code) (Is this you? Claim this profile.)
I would love this feature too.  The e-mails do not include the diffs (& would be annoying & large if they did) so gmail doesn't have it indexed.  Being able to search for diff content in particular would be super-useful (the rest is indexed in e-mail but we should be able to search those in reviewboard too as it's more convenient).