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  • Decent Linux/Win/Mac box with 2GHz, 2G RAM and Java 6 or better.
  • Apache CouchDB 2.0 or higher (not officially released)
  • Code Recommenders Team Server 0.4 or higher


Apache CouchDB

Code Recommenders Team Server

  • Download Code Recommenders latest team server from here.
  • Unzip the server to any directory on your local disc.
  • Call $SERVER_HOME/start.sh (you may set the x-flag to execute the script).
  • TODO: missing! how to create databases and views for non-ui based team server? Should we run a startup script if dbs do not exist?

Server Configuration

In $SERVER_HOME/configuration/config.ini, the code search server url has to be modified to point to your actual service that offers the source code files.


TODO: this should be simplified. Every installation needs to change this setting. Is there a simple way to figure out under which IP/name the JAX-RS webservice was queried? NOTE: baseurl MUST be fully qualified including the port number. Apache HTTPD proxy rewrites all incoming URLs and unescapes all slashes used for type names and thus results in 404 when using code search. (codesearch/source%2FLorg%2FMyclass --> codesearch/source/Lorg/Myclass --> 404 since this url identifies a non-existant reosurce).

Client Configuration

Update your clients to use the new server instead of Code Recommenders' default server by changing the following urls in Preferences>>Code Recommenders:

See Recommenders/TeamServer#User Friendly URLs to see how to get rid of the port numbers.

Building Models

TODO: Point to a crowd-sourcing page and explain that data needs to be uploaded by the clients into the team server.

TODO: explain how to set up the cron-job to generate new extdoc and calls models on a nightly basis.

Optional Configuration

User Friendly URLs

Code Recommenders server is per default started on port 29750. You may override this by editing $SERVER_HOME/configuration/configuration.ini or by using an existing Apache HTTPD server as proxy. How to use an existing Apache HTTPD as proxy is shown below:

# in /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/proxy.conf add:

<IfModule mod_proxy.c>

        ProxyPass /udc http://localhost:29750/udc
        ProxyPassReverse /udc http://localhost:29750/udc

        ProxyPass /extdoc http://localhost:5984/extdoc
        ProxyPassReverse /extdoc http://localhost:5984/extdoc

        ProxyPass /codesearch http://localhost:29750/codesearch
        ProxyPassReverse /codesearch http://localhost:29750/codesearch


Then enable required modules and restart the server:

root@host:# a2enmod proxy
root@host:# a2enmod proxy_http
root@host:# service apache2 restart