Sunday 31 January 2016

OSGeo-Live metrics going public in next release

With the upcoming OSGeo-Live 9.5 release, we will make OpenHub metrics very visible, adding a "Metrics" tab from the main OSGeo-Live page, which links to our existing OSGeo-Live OpenHub summaries.

Most OSGeo-Live projects have very compelling metrics, demonstrating an established and active development community. However, there are a few projects where OpenHub metrics are dated, incorrectly suggesting a lack of project activity. As such, I encourage all projects to review their OpenHub metrics before the next OSGeo-Live release, and update where appropriate.

Start by looking here:

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OSGeo-live is a Lubuntu based distribution of Geospatial Open Source Software, available via a Live DVD, Virtual Machine and USB. You can use OSGeo-Live to try a wide variety of open source geospatial software without installing anything.


Brad Hards said...

Unfortunately there are some projects where the metrics are bogus and unfixable. One example is spatialite, which now uses a DVCS called fossil (as used by sqlite). OpenHub doesn't support fossil, so we can't fix the commit metrics.

For GMT, there are definitely later revisions: - that may or may not be fixable.

I'd suggest removing any OpenHub summaries in that situation - the disclaimer is not really a substitute for knowingly presenting incorrect data.

Cameron Shorter said...

Thanks Brad for the suggestion.
For the problem you describe with OpenHub not reading the fossil version system, how about using fossil->git mirroring, then ask OpenHub to read the git mirror? It seems to be possible according to this blog post: