Search GitHub's users and repositories via Unity GitHub lens
GitHub is a massive software repository, featuring more than 3,900,000 repositories managed by more than 2,200,000 people, projects ranging from simplistic to complex software, such as reddit, jQuery, Ruby on Rails, etc.
Unity GitHub lens is a fast effective lens, that harnesses and exposes the massive database of GitHub into the easiness of the Dash, allowing the user to hassle-free search, locate and access preferred topics in a matter of seconds.
Unity GitHub lens' usage is as simple as opening the lens, typing a word in the search area and clicking a desired result, latter action that opens it via the default web-browser.
A definitely interesting aspect of the GitHub lens is its manner of dealing with exposed results, meaning, typing a word in its search area (such as
Ubuntu), categorizes and displays searched & found items via
Users (exposing users related to the searched word) and
Repos (presenting software related to the searched word), consequently, the user is to easily identify the about-to-be-accessed item (as either an app or a user).
Unity GitHub lens takes advantage of Unity's fancy card view, displaying results with both "title" and extra details, bundle of useful details helped by the pleasant-to-the-eye GitHub-based square icons.
How do we install Unity GitHub lens 0.1?
Add the following official PPA (Precise, Quantal)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unity-lens-github
then, restart the computer.
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