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Ohloh

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.

http://info.tiki.org/article168-Support-Tiki-and-your-favorite-Free-Open-Source-projects-on-Ohloh-net

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

https://www.ohloh.net/p/tikiwiki

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.


Factoids

This is a cool idea.
https://www.ohloh.net/p/tikiwiki/factoids

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.)

Widgets

cool!
https://www.ohloh.net/p/tikiwiki/widgets

And even more with this nice change

Project cost indicator

https://www.ohloh.net/p/tikiwiki/estimated_cost

Stacks

Ohloh lets users add FLOSS projects to their "stack".
https://www.ohloh.net/p/tikiwiki/stacks

Map

There is a nice map:
https://www.ohloh.net/p/tikiwiki/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:
https://www.ohloh.net/forums/3491/topics/6043
https://www.ohloh.net/forums/8/topics/385
https://www.ohloh.net/posts?page=2&q=branches+enlistments&sort=newest
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

Sorting

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.

Tags

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

Some suggestions in the comments here:
http://meta.ohloh.net/2012/05/tag-youre-it/

Feeds

N/A

Badge

Image

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:
https://www.ohloh.net/compare/tikiwiki/typo3/plone

Instead of:
https://www.ohloh.net/p/compare?project_0=Plone&project_1=Tiki+Wiki+CMS+Groupware&project_2=TYPO3

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

Related links

http://alternativeto.net/

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