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  • Firstly open a terminal ( Ctrl + Alt + T ) .

  • Install bzr and other required dependencies by pasting this( Ctrl + Shift + V ) in the terminal .

    sudo apt-get install bzr qt4-qmake libqt4-dev .

  • Get all the code .

    bzr branch lp:aubrowser

  • Now navigate into the directory.

    cd aubrowser

  • Now compile the code.


  • Now start the conversion wizard.


  • A window will open , paste data/posts.xml then follow through the wizard .

Wizard screenshot

  • Now close the terminal , open nautilus and browse to the aubrowser folder inside your home folder and run the AskUbuntuBrowser File(By double clicking on it) .


  • Tada!

StackExchange Data Dump Viewer Screenshot

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See the readme in the installation file. 1st part:

StackExchange Data Dump Browser is a small Qt-based application 
designed to make it easy to view the contents of StackExchange data dumps 
when you have no active Internet connection.

Building the application (the easy way):

1. Open a terminal and navigate to the root directory of the repository.
2. Type `./compile_everything`
3. Run `convert/convert` to run the conversion wizard. 
When prompted for the location of the data dump files, enter 'data/posts.xml'.

Here you can find the package.

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Well the author forgot to mention the dependencies and how to get the code . – Alaukik May 6 '11 at 8:24
Indeed he did! tsk tsk. Excellent answer alaukik. – Rinzwind May 6 '11 at 9:28
@Alaukik: Oops :) Good answer, though. – Nathan Osman May 10 '11 at 17:39

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