Cross-referenced code seek for Android Open Supply venture

Android Developer Weblog: Cross-referenced Code Seek for Open Supply Android Mission

Posted by Jeff Bailey, Director of AOSP Engineering;
Ally Sillins, AOSP Program Supervisor; Kris Hildrum, Technical Lead for Open Supply Code Search; Jay Sachs, Supervisor / Technical Director of Kythe

The seek for open supply "all the things revolves across the code" on Google returns greater than one million visits. As we speak, we’re introducing a public code search software for the Open Supply Android Mission (AOSP).


The Android repository consists of a group of git repositories which might be managed along with the assistance of our "repo" software. Because of this, most instruments (resembling github, gitweb, and so forth.) can’t see the supply code as it’s introduced when it’s retrieved from the system. In partnership with our colleagues who’re working Google and Kythe's inner code search, we’re happy to introduce a code search software that presents a view of all of the Android supply code as you truly use it.

Listed below are some options you may get pleasure from at the moment:

See the supply code

Browse cross-references throughout your entire code base that can help you click on a part of the supply code for an additional

Change between open supply branches of Android (not all branches can have cross-reference data)

Test the software documentation at

That is the start of our journey, and though at the moment all elements of the Android code base usually are not referenced, you may count on to see this develop over time.

We hope this may facilitate the dialogue with the Android code base!

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