Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Ubiquity script for SourceForge

Did you know that for any SourceForge (SF) project, its website can be found at http://whatever.sf.net or that its project page is at http://sf.net/projects/whatever? If you're a big user of SF, remembering random stuff like that can save a lot of time. However, if you want to be able to jump directly to the bugs page for a particular project, you'll need to know more than the project name - you'll need both the project ID (which is a number) and the bug tracker ID (another number).

I've just written a Ubiquity script which makes life easier if you are involved with SF projects. I can bring up the Ubiquity box, type "sf openbabel" (for example), and I'm presented with links to the project page, website, download page, bugs tracker and web SVN for the OpenBabel project. This saves a lot of time clicking around on SF or trying to remember random numbers.

(For some background info on Ubiquity, see the link in my earlier post)


Rajarshi said...

Very handy! I hated clicking navigating SF - thanks a lot

baoilleach said...

Great! Someone else actually finds it useful! Let me know (or send a patch) for any additional links you want to see. If you've got any CDK specific I could add it in too, e.g. nightly, etc.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't seem to work for me. Not all tracker links appear :-(