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From janI <j...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Statistic over committer activity.
Date Wed, 08 May 2013 21:20:40 GMT
On 8 May 2013 23:10, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:

> In Wed, May 8, 2013 at 5:03 PM, janI <jani@apache.org> wrote:
> > Hi.
> >
> > I have done an analysis of our svn tree (trunk, ooo-site.....), and would
> > like to share the results with the community.
> >
> > I counted the committer/revisions (NOT files) made over different periods
> > of time:
> >
> > The last 2 years, 80 committers have been active.
> > - top five was: arist, robweir, kschenk, hdu, alg
> > The last year, 58 committers have been active.
> > - top five was: robweir, hdu, arielch, alg, jani
> > This year, 26 committers have been active.
> > - top five was: jani, hdu, robweir, alg, paveljanik
> >
> > The top five list is only for fun, some of us commit single files, others
> > bunch of files in a single release, so it tells nothing about the real
> > activity.
> >
> > If we look at committers with a regularity (at least 1 commit pr month)
> > figures get different:
> > The last 2 years, 37 committers have been regulary active.
> > The last year, 38 committers have been regulary active.
> > This year, 18 committers have been regulary active.
> >
> > For interested details are available as:
> >       people.apache.org/~jani/topCommit6mdr.txt
> >       people.apache.org/~jani/topCommit1year.txt
> >       people.apache.org/~jani/topCommit2year.txt
> >
> > Considering that we are now heavely preparing for the 4.0 release, I
> would
> > have expected the opposite pattern (more committers today).
> >
> > It is always dangerous to interpret numbers, but I think it is save to
> say,
> > we need to work harder (rob have already done a lot) to attract active
> > members.
> >
>
> Remember, not all contributors are committers.  It might be worth also
> looking at names in the SVN commit memo for "Patch by:"
>
That is a fair point...I looked at the mailing archive, and did not find a
lot of mails with patches.

>
> Also, watch out for how branch -> trunk integration is tracked.  For
> example, if a developer does months of work in a branch and then
> integrates it into the trunk, how is that recorded in your script?  I
> saw one analysis of our commits that took months of work on the
> Sidepanel and called it all a single commit when it was integrated!
>

I did not only look at trunk....it is the total commits from trunk, all
branches, ooo-site and a little bit in dev-tools.

You can see that commits in branches count, otherwise I would never have
made top 5.

The script does not catch if committers use git locally and only commit
when something is finished...but please dont look too much at the commit
numbers (top five) they are for fun

The number of different committers is what really matters, and if we had
one volunteer that did many patches he/she would have been nominated
committer.

rgds
jan I.

>
> -Rob
>
> > Rgds
> > Jan I.
>
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