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OpenGrok - a wicked fast source browser

OpenGrok is a fast and usable source code search and cross reference
engine, written in Java. It helps you search, cross-reference and navigate
your source tree. It can understand various program file formats and
version control histories like SCCS, RCS, CVS, Subversion and Mercurial.

OpenGrok is the tool used for the OpenSolaris Source Browser.

    * Latest Java (At least 1.5)
    * A servlet container like Tomcat (5.x or later)
      supporting Servlet 2.4 and JSP 2.0
    * Exuberant Ctags
    * Subversion 1.3.0 or later if SVN support is needed
    * Mercurial 0.9.3 or later if Mercurial support is needed
    * JFlex Ant task (If you want to build OpenGrok)

SRC_ROOT refers to the directory containing your source tree.
OpenGrok analyzes the source tree and builds a search index along with
cross-referenced hypertext versions of the source files. These generated
data files will be stored in DATA_ROOT directory. 

OpenGrok setup Step.0 - Setting up the Sources.
Source base must be available locally for OpenGrok to work efficiently. No
changes are required to your source tree. If the code is under source control
management (SCM) OpenGrok requires the checked out source tree under SRC_ROOT.
It is possible for some SCM systems to use a remote repository (Subversion),
but this is not recommended due to the performance penalty. CVS must have a
local repository.
Note that OpenGrok ignores symbolic links.

Using command line interface.

Step.1 - Populate DATA_ROOT Directory
Option 1. There is a sample shell script that is suitable
for using in a cronjob to run regularly. Modify the variables in the script
to point appropriate directories.

Option 2. opengrok.jar: You can also directly use the Java application. If
the sources are all located in a directory SRC_ROOT and the data and
hypertext files generated by OpenGrok are to be stored in DATA_ROOT, run

     $ java -jar opengrok.jar -s SRC_ROOT -d DATA_ROOT

See opengrok.jar manual below for more details.

Step.2 - Configure and Deploy source.war Webapp
To configure the webapp source.war, look into the parameters defined in
web.xml of source.war file and change them (see note1) appropriately.

    * HEADER: is the fragment of HTML that will be used to display title or
    logo of your project
    * SRC_ROOT: the absolute path name of the root directory of your source tree
    * DATA_ROOT: absolute path of the directory where OpenGrok data
    files are stored

Optional Step.3 - Path Descriptions
OpenGrok uses path descriptions in various places (For eg. while showing
directory listings or search results) Example descriptions are in paths.tsv
file. You can list descriptions for directories one per line tab separated
format path tab description. Refer to example 4 below.

Note 1 - Changing webapp parameters: web.xml is the deployment descriptor
for the web application. It is in a Jar file named source.war, you can
change the :

    * Option 1: Unzip the file to TOMCAT/webapps/source/ directory and
    change the source/WEB-INF/web.xml and other static html files like
    index.html to customize to your project. 
    * Option 2: Extract the web.xml file from source.war file

    	$ unzip source.war WEB-INF/web.xml
    edit web.xml and re-package the jar file. 

    	$ zip -u source.war WEB-INF/web.xml

    Then copy the war files to <i>TOMCAT</i>/webapps directory.

    * Option 3: Edit the Context container element for the webapp

	Copy source.war to TOMCAT/webapps

        When invoking OpenGrok to build the index, use -w <webapp> to set the 

        After the index is built, there's a couple different ways to set the
        Context for the servlet container:
          - Add the Context inside a Host element in TOMCAT/conf/server.xml

	    <Context path="/<webapp>" docBase="source.war">
	        <Parameter name="DATA_ROOT" value="/path/to/data/root" override="false" />
		<Parameter name="SRC_ROOT" value="/path/to/src/root" override="false" />
		<Parameter name="HEADER" value='...' override="false" />
	        <Parameter name="SCAN_REPOS" value="false" override="false" />

          - Create a Context file for the webapp

	    This file will be named `<webapp>.xml'.

	    For Tomcat, the file will be located at:
	    `TOMCAT/conf/<engine_name>/<hostname>', where <engine_name>
	    is the Engine that is processing requests and <hostname> is a Host
	    associated with that Engine.  By default, this path is
	    'TOMCAT/conf/Catalina/localhost' or 'TOMCAT/conf/Standalone/localhost'.

	    This file will contain something like the Context described above.

Optional Step 4 -- Subversion setup 
Some additional setup is needed if you are using Subversion. OpenGrok uses
the Subversion javahl bindings, which must be installed separately.

svn-javahl.jar must be inserted in OpenGrok's classpath (you may do
this by copying the file into the lib-subdirectory in your OpenGrok
svn-javahl.jar is also needed by the web application, and you may
either copy the jar-file into WEB-INF/lib-directory or insert it into the
common directory for all web applications (For Tomcat 5.x, this is

The path to the native library svnjavahl needs to be added to
java.library.path for both the OpenGrok application and the OpenGrok
web application.

  java -Djava.library.path=/usr/lib/svn -jar opengrok.jar ....
or, by using LD_LIBRARY_PATH
  LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/svn java -jar opengrok.jar ...

Using Standalone Swing GUI
opengrok.jar when invoked without any arguments, opens up the GUI search window.
The interface is similar to cscope. 

To create an index, first select the browse button for "Search" drop down list.
Choose a directory to store the index (DATA_ROOT), and select the source tree 
(SRC_ROOT). You may have to also select path to ctags in the Advanced Options, 
if exuberant ctags can not be found in the PATH.

Clicking "Update" will create or update the search index.

The index can be searched using the cscope like GUI, which lets you customize
your favorite editor to open the matching files.

Chandan B.N, Sun Microsystems.
Trond Norbye,
Knut Pape,
Martin Englund, Sun Microsystems
Knut Anders Hatlen, Sun Microsystems