As some of you know, I have created some tools for Stack Exchange sites (like Ask Ubuntu) on Stack Apps.
What tools have been developed for Ask Ubuntu, or are especially useful to Ask Ubuntu users?
StackApplet for Linux
For everybody who can't get enough of the numbers, there's now
Great name, I know :P
Download the script from Here and save it somewhere
Execute it like this:
python /home/username/stackstats.py --site=askubuntu.com --user=41
/home/username/stackstats.py is the absolute path to the script,
askubuntu.com is any stackexchange site and
41 is your user-id.
I recommend you set up an alias in your
~/.bash_aliases, like this:
alias ask-stats="python ~/stackstats.py --site=askubuntu.com --user=1067"
Hope you like it, let me know if something's wrong as always:-)
I've tested it on fresh installs of
Please edit this list, if you are running anything else
If you see a bug, and you know python and github, fix it. ;)
I'm proud to announce the first askubuntu.com extension, developed for Firefox, Opera and Chrome.
The extension, called AskUbuntu Add-on, allows to easily track user info and questions.
The extension that displays user reputation/badges, monitor activity and provides an easy access to unanswered questions, user questions, user favorites and user tags from an askubuntu.com account.
Home page: http://www.webgapps.org/addons/askubuntu
Mozilla gallery: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/242568/
Google gallery: https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/...
Please let me know what you think about it.
Note: some Gnome users might experience diminished functionality if their Firefox does not show icons in menus, since the icons are indicators of new activity. To solve this problem visit: Where is the gnome option to display icons in menus?
We have a Lens for Unity in 11.04 now, which gives us desktop integration with the site. (This is handy for when you run into a question and remember that it's a dupe and you need to search it real quick.):
I have written a tool that can be used to view the data dumps offline:
There is a add on for chrome, not quite as good as this one, but it's a nice notifier, it works with any Stack Exchange site. I'm currently using this one to follow accounts on Stackoverflow, Superuser and AskUbuntu.
You can get it here.
Google Chrome/Chromium Site Specific search.
Open up Chrome's preferences.
Click the "Manage Search Engines" button.
Ask Ubuntusearch engine information.
You'll see that I selected the third part - you'll need to change that to the following:
Boom, you've now replaced the default Ask Ubuntu search with Google's site-specific search.
Allows you to browse ubuntu.stackexchange.com through a mobile site designed for smartphones.
Screenshot from a webOS device.
.mozilla/[profile.name]/searchpluginsfolder. For example,
Add the following content in it.
Restart the browser
(StackApps post: https://stackapps.com/questions/4324/stackbrowser-for-ubuntu-touch)
Currently you can:
StackBrowser will be available in the Ubuntu Touch Software Center. It can be tested on a 13.10 Ubuntu desktop system, or on earlier releases if you have the SDK installed, by grabbing its source from Launchpad.
bzr branch lp:stackbrowser cd stackbrowser qmlscene stackbrowser.qml
Service has been discontinued.
Unfortunately due to lack of resources and time, this service has been discontinued. This answer will remain for historical purposes.
Ask Ubuntu Search is a fast search engine for the site that uses the information in the data dumps and the API to respond to your search queries. Because it uses the API to keep up to date, the server uses data no older than two minutes to process your search query.