[openstack-dev] [Stackalytics] 0.1 release

Alex Freedland afreedland at mirantis.com
Thu Jul 25 01:31:29 UTC 2013


Thank you for your comment. I agree that is should not be the only way to
look at the statistics and that is why Stackalytics also measures the
number of contributions and soon will add the number of reviews. I do,
however, think it a useful statistic as because not all commits are created

To your argument that the developers will write longer code just for the
sake of statistics, I think this will not happen en mass. First and
foremost, the developers care about their reputations and knowing that
their code is peer-reviewed, very few will intentionally write inefficient
code just to get their numbers up. Those few who will choose this route
will lose the respect of their peers and consequently will not be able to
contribute as much.

Also, in order to deal with the situations where people can manipulate the
numbers, Stackalytics allows anyone in the community to correct the line
count where it does not make sense.  (

We welcome any other improvements and suggestions on how to make OpenStack
statistics more transparent, meaningful and reliable.

Alex Freedland

On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 7:25 AM, Roman Prykhodchenko <
rprikhodchenko at mirantis.com> wrote:

> I still think counting lines of code is evil because it might encourage
> some developers to write longer code just for statistics.
> On Jul 23, 2013, at 16:58 , Herman Narkaytis <hnarkaytis at mirantis.com>
> wrote:
> Hello everyone!
> Mirantis <http://www.mirantis.com/> is pleased to announce the release of
> Stackalytics <http://www.stackalytics.com/> 0.1. You can find complete
> details on the Stackalytics wiki<https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Stackalytics> page,
> but here are the brief release notes:
>    - Changed the internal architecture. Main features include advanced
>    real time processing and horizontal scalability.
>    - Got rid of all 3rd party non-Apache libraries and published the
>    source on StackForge under the Apache2 license.
>    - Improved release cycle tracking by using Git tags instead of
>    approximate date periods.
>    - Changed project classification to a two-level structure: OpenStack (core,
>    incubator, documentation, other) and StackForge.
>    - Implemented correction mechanism that allows users to tweak metrics
>    for particular commits.
>    - Added a number of new projects (Tempest, documentation, Puppet
>    recipes).
>    - Added company affiliated contribution breakdown to the user's
>    profile page.
> We welcome you to read, look it over, and comment.
> Thank you!
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