about browse code of ubuntu releases

Colin Watson cjwatson at ubuntu.com
Tue Mar 23 13:12:16 GMT 2010

On Thu, Mar 04, 2010 at 02:16:43PM -0500, Kan Zhao wrote:
> I have recently developed a web application (an Apache module called modsir)
> which allows developers to publish their source code. It manages thousands
> of source code packages at a web site and provides IDE-like source code
> browsing in a browser: folder browsing, syntax highlight, symbol definition
> link, symbol reference search, outline, and more. Search is available for
> each source code package and for all packages hosted at a site. It uses
> information generated during package build and compilation, and provides
> information for a user to browse C/C++ nested macro expansion. It is best
> for developers to explore C/C++ source code in a browse. I would say that it
> is a great tool to publish source code packages of Utuntu releases. The best
> of all, it is free to use for open source.
> At present, a prototype is running at http://browsecode.com. It is easy to
> maintain modsir since it does not need a database. If you are interested in
> using modsir for Ubuntu release source code packages, please contact me
> through email: kanzhao at gmail.com. I am looking forward to hearing from you.
> Thanks.

I think it would be excellent to have something like this, but I don't
think the Technical Board is the right group to set it up.  Perhaps try
ubuntu-devel-discuss at lists.ubuntu.com, and/or the Launchpad team who
develop much of the infrastructure used by Ubuntu?

There is an overlap between this and the facilities provided by
code.launchpad.net/bazaar.launchpad.net (which shows more history, but
doesn't have the same kinds of rich searching and browsing facilities).
There's also an overlap with source.debian.net, which was excellent when
I last looked at it although it is currently down.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]

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