Source code is the original programming code used to write a specific application. Open-source programs allow users to freely view and modify their source code, while closed-source or proprietary programs have their code kept secret.

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Where can I find the source of Nautilus?

Where can I find the source of Nautilus? I'd like to play around with its source code and compile it. What's the best way to go about this? Obviously, it would be nice if I would easily be able to ...
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How to get the source code of a project from launchpad

How to get the source code of a project from launchpad
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How to install Steel Storm from source?

There is no deb package. How can I install it anyway? http://www.steel-storm.com/
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Making diff output more readable

I'm looking for a tool that will take diff / debdiff output (and more specifically, the output of this script) and display the result of the comparison in a highly readable, graphical way. Any ...
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Create deb from dvcs-source

Is there a system in Ubuntu which simplify the process of getting the sources from git, compile and package it into a deb? I'm looking for something similar to the PKGBUILD in ArchLinux which can be ...
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Can I update software installed from source code directly

Though its nearly a year since I started using Ubuntu, I have not attempted installing software from source. I didn't actually find the need to do so. But now I am working on a software which is at ...
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Code snippet manager for Ubuntu?

I'm looking for a good code snippet manager, with syntax highlighting and search capabilities. Another important feature is the capability of changing the code area background color. I have tested ...
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Create a special version for rebuilt package

I've recently recompiled suPHP from the apt-get source to include several commandline options. After building the pacakge it remains at version 0.7.1-1 and aptitude keeps trying to install over the ...