DXR status!
by nakubu at 2012-03-06 16:55:00

So alongside my work with Marionette, I've been working with the DXR folks to help get their builds tested. Since a lot of DXR status updates occur over at the #static IRC channel on irc.mozilla.org, here's a quick rundown of what's going on:

Many of you have been asking if DXR is ready to replace MXR, and what the timeline for that is. Well, now there's some good news! Most of the implementation work to get DXR's search features running, and running quickly, are done, and all that's left to get MXR parity is a few UI features and tweaks. Taras, the manager of the DXR team, is aiming to have these UI changes worked out next month, so expect big things for DXR in the short future.

Right now, the Lanedo team is developing the codebase, and I'm running between them and release engineering to get production builds built out on release engineering's infrastructure. Once that's cleared up, we can get these builds tested and pushed to the production machine, and life will be spectacular.

If you'd like to take a look at DXR in its current state, you can visit dxr.mozilla.org. This is being developed by the Lanedo team. If you'd like to start contributing to DXR, please drop in at the #static channel!

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nakubu says:
2012-03-07 12:43:04

@Emanuel Hoogeveen: We'll have it updating at least daily once we get builds from releng going (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=731256).

smaug says:
2012-03-06 18:37:39

*I can't figure out how to search for
a file. That is one of the basic cases
for mxr.

* linking from a line in dxr to blame
doesn't keep the line number

* How do I mark lines in dxr?

* #include'd files aren't links in dxr like they are in mxr

Have you looked at the features konigsberg has.
It is way better than mxr, but running on a slow server

Emanuel Hoogeveen says:
2012-03-06 17:53:30

I love the search features of DXR, but right now the code it references seems to be very out-of-date (I'm not sure exactly how out-of-date). Do you have a timeline for when it will start syncing itself with m-c trunk? :)

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