SourceKit for Safari is a browser extension for GitHub, that enables IDE features on your browser such as symbol navigator, go to definition and documentation on hover.
This is really proof of concept code--functional proof of concept, but proof of concept nonetheless--and has not been thoroughly tested. Use at your own risk.
Bring up a list of document items, then select your desired document item to jump to the respective source code location.
Hovering the mouse cursor over a symbol shows documentation.
If the text at the mouse cursor is a symbol defined in another file, turn it into a link navigating to the file.
Resolve project-wide references for the symbol denoted by the given text document position.
Highlights all references to the symbol scoped to this file.
SourceKit for Safari.appfrom GitHub Releases, run it once to install the extension.
Download the latest
SourceKit for Safari.app from GitHub Releases, run it once to install the helper app and the native messaging manifest.
Install the extension from Chrome Web Store
(From version 0.6.0, Native Messaging is used to communicate with Language Protocol Server. Therefore, no longer needed to keep the host application running. The extension will automatically launch the helper application. To install the helper application, launch SourceKit for Safari.app once. Then the helper application will be installed.)
(Unlike Safari Extension, Chrome Extension communicates with the language server through the host application. Therefore, the host application must be running while using the extension.)
SourceKit for Safari depends on SourceKit-LSP. In order to use SourceKit for Safari, you need to install SourceKit-LSP and set the installation location.
If you have installed Xcode 11.4+ or the corresponding Command Line Tools package, the SourceKit-LSP server is included and can be run with
If you are using a toolchain from Swift.org, the SourceKit-LSP server is included and can be run with
xcrun --toolchain swift sourcekit-lsp.
If your toolchain did not come with SourceKit-LSP, you should build it from source.
SourceKit for Safari uses SourceKit-LSP that comes with Xcode 11.4 by default.
If you want to use other SourceKit-LSP binary, click the toolbar icon and set its full path to the settings text field.
(for Chrome users)
Hover over symbols in the source code; then, the documentation for that symbol a popup will show or turn it link to the definition (The first may take some time).
SourceKit for Safari will automatically clone a GitHub repository to your local filesystem (
~/Library/Group Containers/$(TeamIdentifierPrefix).com.kishikawakatsumi.SourceKitForSafari) when you access there.
Then, when the source file is displayed on the browser, it automatically communicates with SourceKit-LSP to get information about the source code. Then show them with a popup on the browser.
SourceKit for Safari does not automatically update local repositories.
If the local repository is outdated, click the toolbar icon and press the Sync button to update it.
Make sure the host application (
SourceKit for Safari.app) is running. Chrome extension requires the host application to communicate to the language server.
To do that, run the following commands in
Terminal.app. (Node.js development environment such as
npm command must be set up in advance.)
cd ./SafariExtension/js npm install npm run build