Following our previous articles, Photo Lens, Radio Lens, RuneScape Wikia Lens, German Ubuntu Forum Lens, Web History Lens, Rotten Tomatoes Scope, Clear Dark Sky Lens, DuckDuckGo Lens, News Lens, Pidgin Lens, Bliss Lens, Wikipedia Lens, Bookmarks Lens, ManPages Search Lens, today we are introducing the Ubuntu GitHub Lens for the Unity interface.The Ubuntu GitHub Lens is a Unity Dash plugin that allows users to search software projects and developers on the amazing GitHub repository.
This is a simple lens and it doesn’t feature any filters, at the moment. The results are divided in two categories: Users and Repos – each one showing both the title of the project’s repository/developer and extra details, such as short description.
GitHub is a massive software repository, hosting more than 4 million projects!
The lens is available only for the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) and Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) users. To install the Unity GitHub Lens plugin in your Ubuntu operating system, open a terminal window (hit the CTRL+ALT+T key combination) and paste the following commands (one by one, hitting Enter after each one):
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y unity-lens-github
You will need to restart your session after the installation.