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modmadmike
March 27th, 2009, 01:12 PM
I have searched all over the internet there is no way to download all of the source for songbird unless going through http://src.songbirdnest.com/source/xref/client/ and download it file by file (and there are hundreds) and then making the directory system of it and there are most there are likely still files that Mozilla has not released! I just want to download a single tar.gz and edit the source withing and then compile I mean WTF Mozilla you can't even do this yet you can implement some fancy source browser that takes MORE effort to create than a compressed file! How can a company **** up so much!

aeiah
March 27th, 2009, 04:28 PM
1. songbird isnt mozilla

2. GPL doesn't stipulate that the source has to be nicely packaged, although im pretty sure you can take advantage of the opengrok structure to download everything

huwnet
March 27th, 2009, 04:47 PM
There is a source tarball:
http://wiki.songbirdnest.com/Developer/Articles/Builds/Contributed_Builds

Looks like it contains everything that is required?

modmadmike
March 28th, 2009, 01:40 AM
There is a source tarball:
http://wiki.songbirdnest.com/Developer/Articles/Builds/Contributed_Builds

Looks like it contains everything that is required?

Thx sooo much I was just so mad because I could not find it :) /usr/bin/yay :P