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    source code of open source softwares


    which is the perfect link from where i can download the source codes
    of softwares and modify them

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    Depends on the software. There is no central location for all opensource software in existence. Many projects host their software at sourceforge or on Google Code.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sachinmcajnu View Post
    which is the perfect link from where i can download the source codes
    of softwares and modify them
    If your connected to the internet with ubuntu you can type in terminal:

    sudo apt-get sources [your package file]

    Don't add the brackets...of course

    Ex:

    sudo apt-get source gedit

    Hope that helps!

    *edited 1:03am, 02-03-2011
    Last edited by nguill00; 02-03-2011 at 06:02 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nguill00 View Post
    If your connected to the internet with ubuntu you can type in terminal:

    Sudo apt-get sources [your package file]

    Don't add the brackets...of course

    Ex:

    Sudo apt-get source gedit
    Of course, that presupposes you're using a distribution that supports apt-get ....
    Oh, and "sudo" doesn't start with a capital 's'.

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    You should be able to get the source code at the same place you got the package. If it comes as a tarball, .tar.bz or equivalent, that is the source code. If it was downloaded as a package, the source code will normally be available as a separate file or files on the same site.

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    Yup yup! That's why I wrote "If your connected to the internet with ubuntu..."

    Ubuntu happens to be my favorite distro...and I can be a bit arrogant about it sometimes...

    My droid automatically capitalizes the first letter of of the first word at the beginning of a sentance...it can be some what inconvenient at times...no matter...with your post they will see that sudo should be lower case...I will fix that error in the future...thanks!

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    Hi there,

    Quote Originally Posted by sachinmcajnu View Post
    which is the perfect link from where i can download the source codes
    of softwares and modify them
    From what the others answered, you are still not any further than you were before. No one gave you any place to look for the source code.

    As mentioned above, there is no one magical place where all the source code are stashed. But the sourceforge.net website is a very good place to start your search.

    Cheers

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    If your using ubuntu you don't have to know where the source code is... one simply has to type a simple command which finds and downloads it for you. So... we can find it in our good buddy ...terminal. sourceforge is missing files it says it has available...from my recent experience...for the most part it's a good place to download stuff...

    Try:

    Index of /pool

    Loads of goodies...if you don't find it there simply do a google search...

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    Every Linux distribution has some form of package management. Every software package tends to have a brief description and a link to the software's project page. Using your package manager, you should be able to find a link to the source code for almost any package.

    Here is an example for Debian systems (like Ubuntu). Notice in red below, the "Hompage" field:
    Code:
    % apt-cache search skencil
    inkscape - vector-based drawing program
    python-uniconvertor - Universal vector graphics translator
    skencil - Interactive vector drawing program for X11
    sketch - 3D diagrams for TeX from scene description language
    % apt-cache show skencil
    Package: skencil
    Priority: optional
    Section: universe/graphics
    Installed-Size: 4936
    Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
    Original-Maintainer: Debian QA Group <packages@qa.debian.org>
    Architecture: i386
    Version: 0.6.17-17
    Depends: libc6 (>= 2.4), libx11-6, libxext6, tcl8.4 (>= 8.4.16), tk8.4 (>= 8.4.16), python (<< 2.7), python (>= 2.6), python-support (>= 0.90.0), python-imaging-tk
    Suggests: gsfonts-x11, python-reportlab
    Filename: pool/universe/s/skencil/skencil_0.6.17-17_i386.deb
    Size: 996356
    MD5sum: 503e3a6a91616ffc36fa67330d478b04
    SHA1: 5da0dcd9e7ca17265343a653da9a61030ba78cc1
    SHA256: 0eb85cbb736b1f0a45c8bbb3a68e61d49c2348c295887aeb05a5b104b0dffb0d
    Description: Interactive vector drawing program for X11
     Skencil is an interactive vector drawing program. It currently support drawing
     primitives like rectangles, ellipses, Bezier curves, bitmap (ppm, png, jpg,
     tiff etc.) and EPS images and text. All objects can be rotated, scaled and
     sheared. Primitives can have fill and line properties. A number of special
     effects like blend groups, text to Bezier and text along a path are provided.
     Skencil supports an unlimited undo history. Import of XFig, AI (up to version
     8), WMF, CMX and SVG files. Exports to EPS, AI, PDF (with reportlab) and SVG.
     .
     Skencil is written in Python with an Tkinter GUI. User scripts can be written
     in Python.
    Homepage: http://www.skencil.org/
    Bugs: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+filebug
    Origin: Ubuntu

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    I don't understand why this question is in this category.

    Do a Google search on distfiles.gentoo.org

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