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Scheduled Maintenance

Ohloh will be offline Saturday, December 8 for server maintenance. Work will begin at 9AM Pacific, and should be complete by 6PM. We’re making some hardware changes that should allow us to give better service, with less downtime in the future. Thanks for your patience and support, Robin

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New Subversion Downloader

Beginning today, we’re trying out a new method of importing Subversion repositories. We’ll be using this new method on a limited number of projects, and as the code proves itself we’ll gradually phase it in for all Subversion projects. If you see an enlistment on your project marked “Subversion (Sync Beta)”, then your project is […]

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Database Restore

We had an extended power outage at our datacenter Sunday morning. As a result, we had to restore our database from a previous backup. All website edits from 10PM Saturday to 8AM Sunday (U.S. Pacific time) were lost, and will need to be re-entered. This includes project additions, forum posts, and account edits. We’re sorry […]

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The World’s Oldest Source Code Repositories

Most software doesn’t survive very long. The hard truth is that more than 80% of the open source software being written today will be forgotten in a few years. For those projects that do succeed and thrive, the developers typically decide at some point that they need a new source control system. For many reasons […]

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Ohloh API Beta

The first release of the Ohloh API is now available. You can read the documentation and sign up on the API page. We’re releasing early to get as much feedback as possible. This is a very early beta with limited functionality. The API is a work in progress, and we will be actively expanding the […]

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Unique Project Names

By popular demand and practical necessity, project names must now be unique on Ohloh. We’ve gone through and removed all the duplicate listings, and we’ve renamed some projects. Feel free to choose a better name if your project has been renamed — but please, let’s not get into any battles over popular names. Let us […]

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New Feature: Compare Projects

The new project comparison page lets you create charts comparing metrics for up to three different projects. You can create timelines for total lines of code, number of contributors, and number of commits. We welcome your feedback. Let us know if you have any problems or ideas for improvements!

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Feature Preview: Language Graphs

We’re developing a series of interactive graphs to let you explore language trends. Our first graph shows commit activity over time. More graphs are coming soon; we’d love your feedback on what you’d find most valuable on this thread.

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New Feature: Contributor Aliases

In response to numerous requests, we’re pleased to announce a new feature we call contributor aliases. This feature allows you to join two or more different spellings of a developer’s name into a single preferred spelling. The merged names will then be represented as a single person in the Ohloh statistics report. This feature is […]

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Source Code Systems & Quality

Robin and I have a recurring debate regarding projects without source control systems. But before I explain the debate, a little background is required (ok, skip the next 2 paragraphs if you must). Ohloh only offers development metrics to projects with openly-accessible source control systems. That way our analyses can go back in time and […]

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