We love Ohloh

Our project page is https://www.ohloh.net/projects/tikiwiki

You can think of Ohloh as a Wikipedia-like database of all FLOSS projects.


Below are some notes about Ohloh and some suggestions to make it even better. This is very specific to the Tiki project and not meant to be a list of most important things for Ohloh or other projects.

General project presentation


Tags are very cool. Very well done to find/compare/etc.
Google Map of users & contributors: excellent
Related Projects by Tags : excellent
Incoming RSS feed: excellent

Widgets graphics (Stats) should be on front page of project page Ex: look at https://www.ohloh.net/p/tikiwiki/widgets for "Commit Activity Timeline" and "Active Contributors". This should be here: https://www.ohloh.net/p/tikiwiki/ along with total contributors.


This is a cool idea.

In general

  • Great that the word contributor is used instead of developers. Great that people can share on how they help a project (documentation, etc.)



And even more with this nice change

Project cost indicator



Ohloh lets users add FLOSS projects to their "stack".


There is a nice map:

Number of contributors/commits

These numbers don't correspond to ours (And we know we are not counting everything)

http://cia.vc/stats/project/tikiwiki total commits: 39891

Another example:

Ref: https://www.ohloh.net/forums/10/topics/472

This is likely due to the fact that branches contributions are not counted:
Yet, in Tiki, with a new version (and thus new branch) every 6 months, there is a lot of activity. ex.: Perhaps more commits in 7.x than trunk

What about Smarty?

We use Smarty


Projects are sortable by Newest, Users, Rating

It would be really nice to add:

  • Number of active contributors (Past 12 Months is the current way it is defined in Ohloh)
  • Activity level (commits)
    • could be 30 Day Activity or 1 year.
  • Number of contributors (all time)

All this should be available

  • for each tag. ex.: cms (where it should indicate the total number of contributors, etc.)
  • and bookmarkable so I may link to
    • Top FLOSS CMSs by activity level
    • Top FLOSS Wikis by number of contributors
    • etc.


Use of tags on Ohloh is excellent, especially to find related projects.

Some suggestions in the comments here:





Sorting and filtering

Comparing projects

  • https://www.ohloh.net/p/compare is very nice
    • 3 projects limit is too few. Should be like 10 or 20
    • A URL to the comparison should exist (like tags now, where a common URL is available for comparing project A,B,C and C,B,A)

https://www.ohloh.net/tags/php/mysql is automatically redirected to https://www.ohloh.net/tags/mysql/php so we can have a canonical URL.

Similary, we should have:

Instead of:

Total number of contributors

Split by type of project

  • library (to be included in other software)
  • Desktop software (for 1 user)
  • Server software (for many users)

Maybe aggregate? (for Linux distros)

UTF-8 enlistment issue

Some enlistments are not picked up because of UTF-8 characters in the commit log message.
Reference: http://old.nabble.com/Svnsync-error-on-1.6.6-td26787476.html

to fix UTF-8 in commit SVN message log for Ohloh.net
[demotw@alpha trunk]$ svn proplist -v --revprop -r 1935
Unversioned properties on revision 1935:
  svn:log : some ?\233 not utf8

  svn:author : sylvieg
  svn:date : 2003-10-17T15:18:03.000000Z
[demotw@alpha trunk]$ svn propset svn:log --revprop -r 1935 "not UTF-8"
property 'svn:log' set on repository revision 1935

Feature requests

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Page last modified on Monday 17 March 2014 16:49:49 GMT-0000

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