Fink's Package Database Gets a Better Search Facility

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Fink is proud to announce the availability of a new search facility. This new service will make search for packages not only faster but also more accurate. With over 8800 packages ready to be searched the new facilities will help to better visualise search results and ensure visitors can better tell whether their package is available or not in Fink.

Fink is proud to announce the availability of a new search facility. This new service will make search for packages not only faster but also more accurate. With over 8800 packages ready to be searched the new facilities will help to better visualise search results and ensure visitors can better tell whether their package is available or not in Fink.

The Fink Development Team is happy to announce that a new search facility has been deployed to the main server and is not readily available to visitors. Fink's package search facility receives on average around 40,000 visits from around 32,000 unique visitors a month.

With new in memory caching algorithms and better updates, as well as a more stricture way of displaying search result, the Fink team hopes to increase the popularity of its search facility and decrease the demands on hardware.

Easy access to the Fink package Database is provided from http://pdb.finkproject.org/ and includes information whether a package is available on Leopard.

To ensure stability of this service Fink is currently looking for donations, please contact the Fink Development Team if you are interested in helping out.

About Fink.
The Fink project wants to bring the full world of Unix Open Source software to Darwin and Mac OS X.

We modify Unix software so that it compiles and runs on Mac OS X ("port" it) and make it available for download as a coherent distribution.

Fink uses Debian tools like dpkg and apt-get to provide powerful binary package management.

You can choose whether you want to download precompiled binary packages or build everything from source.

The Fink project has an estimated user base of well over 150_000 users, concentrated in the United States of America, Japan and Europe. With community members in Africa, South America and the Middle East as well.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Fink Developer Network
D. Höhn
45 Bordesley Road
SM4 5LW Morden, Surrey
UK
+447771855569
http://finkproject.org
dmalloc@users.sourceforge.net

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