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We love Ohloh

Our project page is https://www.ohloh.net/projects/tikiwiki(external link)

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(external link)

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(external link)

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(external link) for "Commit Activity Timeline" and "Active Contributors". This should be here: https://www.ohloh.net/p/tikiwiki/(external link) along with total contributors.


This is a cool idea.
https://www.ohloh.net/p/tikiwiki/factoids(external link)

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.)


https://www.ohloh.net/p/tikiwiki/widgets(external link)

And even more with this nice change

Project cost indicator

https://www.ohloh.net/p/tikiwiki/estimated_cost(external link)


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


There is a nice map:
https://www.ohloh.net/p/tikiwiki/map(external link)

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(external link) total commits: 39891

Another example:

Ref: https://www.ohloh.net/forums/10/topics/472(external link)

This is likely due to the fact that branches contributions are not counted:
https://www.ohloh.net/forums/3491/topics/6043(external link)
https://www.ohloh.net/forums/8/topics/385(external link)
https://www.ohloh.net/posts?page=2&q=branches+enlistments&sort=newest(external link)
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:
http://meta.ohloh.net/2012/05/tag-youre-it/(external link)




Sorting and filtering

Comparing projects

  • https://www.ohloh.net/p/compare(external link) 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(external link) is automatically redirected to https://www.ohloh.net/tags/mysql/php(external link) so we can have a canonical URL.

Similary, we should have:
https://www.ohloh.net/compare/tikiwiki/typo3/plone(external link)

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

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(external link)

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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http://alternativeto.net/(external link)

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Torsten Fabricius, 09:54 UTC, Wed 19 Feb. 2014: Hello everybody, please mind the ((TikiFestSysadmin2014)) in August. Mainly meant for the Sysadmins, which are located in and near Germany (and France), active community members from Canada are expected to be attending.
luciash d' being, 12:28 UTC, Wed 01 Jan. 2014: Happy New Year ! :-)
luciash d' being, 14:00 UTC, Sun 27 Oct. 2013: @ricks99: there is a regression bug in Tiki resetting the avatars to the default one imho
Rick, 16:56 UTC, Wed 31 July 2013: What happened to the avatars?
Jonny Bradley, 12:44 UTC, Wed 10 Apr. 2013: Biggest TikiFest in ages starts tomorrow [Link]