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From Sam Ruby <>
Subject Re: How to detect "Friends of Gump"
Date Mon, 07 Apr 2003 21:17:46 GMT
Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> I've been working more and more with gump and I've started to grow an
> itch to differentiate those community who *care* about gump and those
> who don't.
> Along with the spirit of 'data emergence' which drives all my datamining
>  experiences, I would like to ask here what you guys things of the
> following:
> - add a gump the ability to dump the build information for public
> long-term archiving (Sam told me privately he's already collecting
> those, are they publicly accessible?)

Last quarter or so is here (this should be enough to get started):

I have others on my private machine.

> - create a (simple yet meaningful) statistical model that will analize
> the trend of 'green/red/yellow' status of each project to indicate its
> 'gump friendlyness'.
> For being a 'friend of gump', I mean that the trend of
> 'green/red/yellow' transitions must change from a continous state, to a
> fluctuating one.
> Being a friend of gump doesn't mean that if your project builds every
> night in a week, you are a gump friend, otherwise you are not.
> Also, it should *NOT* try to 'rate' gump friendliness in a comparable
> way, but only provide indication of what communities care about gump and
> which do not.
> These indications are great value for gump evangelizers who want to know
> what projects need to be 'converted to gump'.
> What do you think?

- Sam Ruby

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