Welcome to the development site for openaustralia.org. This is your kicking off point for all things to do with the development of openaustralia.org, including the reporting and browsing of bugs and development ideas, documentation on installing and configuring the software for yourself and a guide to contributing to the codebase.
The Open Australia software consists of two main components, the web application which is based on code from the UK site theyworkforyou.com and a web scraper / parser which was written from scratch for downloading and parsing the Hansard data from the Australian Parliament website.
All of the software is free and open source.
Our bug database lives on GitHub at github.com/openaustralia/openaustralia/issues.
Note that you will need to create a GitHub account before you can create or modify issues.
There is also a “big picture” overview of ideas for the future.
If you’d like to get up-and-running quickly, you can use our live development environment, DevLive.
To download the software that runs OpenAustralia you will need to it to get it from our source code repository. We use git for version control.
To check out the latest parser and web application code:
$ git clone git://github.com/openaustralia/openaustralia.git $ cd openaustralia $ git submodule init $ git submodule update