[openstack-dev] [forum] Future of Stackalytics

Adam Harwell flux.adam at gmail.com
Thu Jun 8 05:57:43 UTC 2017

I wish I'd made it to that Forum session, but here's my two cents now:

As a core reviewer for LBaaS I actually find Stackalytics quite helpful for
giving me a quick snapshot of contributions, and it lines up almost
perfectly in my experience with what I see when I'm actually reviewing and
working with people (if you know which statistics to look at -- just
sorting by sheer number of reviews or commits and ignoring everything else
is of course not useful, and as you say possibly misleading). In all though
I actually find that it is a very accurate representation of people's work.

For example, in looking at reviewer contributions, I make a mental score
based on both the number of reviews, but also the +% (this shouldn't be too
high) and the disagreement score (low is generally good, but 0% with a high
review count might be questionable). So, I know to discount someone who
just spams +1 at everything that has a +2 already and doesn't contribute
anything else, which can go unnoticed while reading reviews but sticks out
like a sore thumb in Stackalytics. The other side of the coin is someone
who posts a ton of useless comments and -1's everything, which then is
super obvious to anyone who actually reads reviews.

Maybe the experience with the projects I work on is a little different than
some of the more populous "base" services like Nova or Neutron? Regardless,
I'd be really sad to see it go, as I use it multiple times a week for
various reasons. So, I definitely agree with keeping it around and possibly
focusing on improving the way the data is displayed. It is definitely best
used as one tool in a toolkit, not taken alone as a single source of truth.
Is that the main problem people are trying to solve?


On Wed, Jun 7, 2017, 16:38 Ken'ichi Ohmichi <ken1ohmichi at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2017-05-17 11:55 GMT-07:00 Jeremy Stanley <fungi at yuggoth.org>:
> > On 2017-05-17 16:16:30 +0200 (+0200), Thierry Carrez wrote:
> > [...]
> >> we need help with completing the migration to infra. If interested
> >> you can reach out to fungi (Infra team PTL) nor mrmartin (who
> >> currently helps with the transition work).
> > [...]
> >
> > The main blocker for us right now is addressed by an Infra spec
> > (Stackalytics is an unofficial project and it's unclear to us where
> > design discussions for it happen):
> >
> >     https://review.openstack.org/434951
> I also want to find a good design discussion space for stackalytics future.
> For example, one of config files is 30KL due to much user information
> and that makes the maintenance hard now.
> I am trying to separate user part from the existing file but I cannot
> find the way to make a consensus for such thing.
> In addition, we have two ways for managing bug reports: launchpad and
> storyboard if considering it as infra project.
> It would be necessary to transport them from launchpad, I guess.
> > In particular, getting the current Stackalytics developers on-board
> > with things like this is where we've been failing to make progress
> > mainly (I think) because we don't have a clear venue for discussions
> > and they're stretched pretty thin with other work. If we can get
> > some additional core reviewers for that project (and maybe even talk
> > about turning it into an official team or joining them up as a
> > deliverable for an existing team) that might help.
> Yeah, diversity will be great for our future.
> Thanks
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