You might have noticed the recent flurry of activity on lxr-developer
(assuming anyone is still reading these mails). Thanks to the state
of the economy, I now have more time on my hands and am planning to
spend more time working on the LXR. Sorry for the 3 year hiatus - and
if anyone else wants to take over/become a maintainer I'm more than
happy to hand over the reins.
The codebase at SF is now a bit old and tired, and Arne's LXRng has
some nice new features. My hope/plan is to:
- Resolve all the remaining bugs reported, and apply any outstanding
patches etc. to the 0.9.x tree
- Release v1.0.0 at last
- Start on a major refresh/overhaul of LXR, merging/incorporating the
work Arne's done on LXRng.
Main goals for the overhaul from my point of view are:
- Much improved browsing experience, using AJAX etc to provide a much
smoother searching and browsing experience.
- Move to a proper web framework for the frontend (currently seriously
considering Django) so that setup, caching, templates and providing a
RESTful API are all easier.
- Improve the speed and accuracy of the genxref process
Any comments or criticism would be welcome!
From: Paul Smith <psmith@ne...> - 2009-03-26 19:00:02
On Thu, 2009-03-26 at 14:01 -0400, Malcolm Box wrote:
> You might have noticed the recent flurry of activity on lxr-developer
> (assuming anyone is still reading these mails).
I'm still reading, and greatly appreciate the fact that LXR has new
life! I don't have time to get involved (:-() but I like the directions
you are talking about.