Archive | March, 2008

Human Project Urls

You can now specify a human-readable url name for any project. Say goodbye to https://www.ohloh.net/projects/3141 and say hello to https://www.ohloh.net/projects/linux. Names are reserved on a first-come basis, but we will manually adjust it if people squat well-known names. Use the … Continue reading

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Ohloh In The Wild

We’ve been seeing more Ohloh widgets in the wild lately. Here’s a few examples: Rock Your Hackers Facebook App Rock Your Hackers allows you to praise, promote, and in no uncertain terms shout for joy about your favorite free and … Continue reading

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IRC vs Jabber Chat Groups

Someone joined our spanking new IRC channel last night (#ohloh on irc.freenode.net) and alerted me to jabber chat groups. They offer similar functionality to IRC: you can reserve a ‘well-known group name’ (for example: ohloh@conference.jabber.org) and offers basic moderator controls. … Continue reading

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Join us on IRC!

By popular demand, we’ve created an IRC channel. Come join us on irc.freenode.net in #ohloh. Feel free to discuss ohcount-related stuff (including GSOC 2008 proposals), ohloh website problems or ideas, or just drop by to heckle us for the fun … Continue reading

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Default Project Logos

Small feature update: we’ve added default pre-rendered choices for editing project logos. This way small projects that don’t have an awesome logo (yet!) can still identify themselves graphically. Here’s what the form looks like [note: requires login]. We realize the … Continue reading

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Google Summer of Code 2008

We’re proud to announce that we’ve been selected as a mentoring organization for Google’s 2008 Summer of Code program. Are you interested in parsers, source code analysis and/or software development metrics? Then apply now!. We hope you’ll be as excited … Continue reading

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Vote for the next feature

With the redesign done, we’re going to start focusing on adding some of the ‘missing-features’ that we’d always planned to have – but hadn’t got around to doing yet. We know there’s a backlog of back-end features to implement – … Continue reading

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Project Logos

You can now add a custom logo to your projects on Ohloh. While not earth-shattering, it’s a small feature that adds a much-needed touch of personality to our project-related web pages. Now for the more tedious part: we need to … Continue reading

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Line Count Improvements: C vs C++

Lately we’ve been receiving a lot of patches to Ohcount, the tool we use to count lines of code. This has been really exciting for us, and we’re very thankful to the contributors who’ve been helping us fix bugs and … Continue reading

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New Open Source Directory

Woke up to interesting news today: GigaOm launched a new open source directory called OStatic. I took a look around the site and found it interesting. It’s definitely a great initial launch for a website – very polished for a … Continue reading

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