New Feature: missing repositories.

I was shamed into writing a new feature today. Someone asked me why we didn’t have reports available for sendmail and eMule.

The underlying reason is that these projects don’t appear to offer public access to their source code repositories. However, instead of disclosing this fact intelligently, Ohloh simply showed a blank report.

I’ve now checked in a new feature that enables people to specify if there’s a public repository available and whether Ohloh fails to support their specific SCM.

I’ve decided to make the “no public repository available” fact have a yellow warning symbol next to it – since it tends to indicate that the project doesn’t offer full transparency into its development process. I’d be curious to get your opinion on this.

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