An update to the previous announcement: Due to timeouts caused by the random quality of Tor circuits, the default searx instance no longer proxies through Tor, but a second instance which does can be accessed at /tor. Choose whichever best suits your needs.




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Gibberfish, Inc

We'd like to announce that the Gibberfish searx instance now proxies all search queries and DNS requests through the Tor network for your privacy. Feel free to make use of it.




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Announcing sources.debian.org

Debian developer Matthieu Caneill announced today the new URL for Debsources. For those who do not know it: With Debsources you can search in the complete source code of Debian. This is very nice, when you like to learn, how your operating system or applications work, if you like to learn a new computing language, if you like to find an attack vector for your latest hack or you like to prevent the latter. It is like the late Google codesearch, but free as in freedom. Try out and have fun!

Dear developers,

We're happy to announce that Debsources, the Web application that

allows to browse and search the entire source code of all Debian

releases, is now hosted on the official Debian infrastructure and

available at https://sources.debian.org.

You may already know this service as previously hosted at

sources.debian.net . We took the move to Debian hardware as the

opportunity to officially announce it here.

Service description


Debsources is a web service that exposes the content of Debian source

packages on the Web, both via an HTML user interface and a JSON API

0. To that end, an updater runs regularly (currently 4 times a day)

to unpack and index new packages from all the available Debian

suites. It also runs various plugins, for example to count lines of

code and measure the size of packages; this information is exposed in

the interface.

Since all extracted information is stored in a PostgreSQL database,

various data warehouse features are available, such as the list of

file duplicates for every file, or package name search.

More than source code


Worth noting are two "sub-apps" that run on the same infrastructure:

  • patches 1: for packages using 3.0 (quilt) package format, the list

of patches is extracted and exposed, along with some metadata.

  • copyright 2: the copyright files of packages are exposed through

this interface, and displayed in a convenient way if they are

machine readable.

Learn more


Debsources has been described extensively and used to conduct various

studies on the Debian source code. To learn more check out the paper:

Matthieu Caneill, Daniel M. Germán, Stefano Zacchiroli. The Debsources

Dataset: Two Decades of Free and Open Source Software. In Empirical

Software Engineering, Volume 22, pp. 1405-1437, June, 2017

An open access preprint of the paper and additional information about

Debsources are available on the Debsources documentation page 3.



Many credits go to everyone who submitted patches and feedback over

the years, thank you! In particular, Stefano Zacchiroli started the

project and wrote the updater infrastructure, and Orestis Ioannou

developed the patches/ and copyright/ apps.

This new instance of the service is hosted by DSA - without whom

sources.debian.org would not exist. Many thanks to the whole team for

their guidance in the d.n -> d.o migration, and in particular to

Julien Cristau and Peter Palfrader.

The previous instance of Debsources had been hosted by IRILL 4 for

more than 4 years, who has also spearheaded the initial development of

the service - thanks for the non-interrupted service!

As always, we're more than happy to hear your feedback; you can

contact us at qa-debsources@lists.alioth.debian.org . (See the footer

of the Debsources web page for bug report and contribution


For the Debsources team,



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