[Mapbender-dev] Mapbender Project Metrics

Christoph Baudson christoph.baudson at ccgis.de
Mon Dec 4 04:42:20 EST 2006

Hi there Arnulf,

your post is an interesting read. Here's the link to Mapbender at Ohloh:

At the moment I'm getting some reading done myself and plan to update the
Wiki-site you mentioned over the next weeks. At the moment I'm reading
"Code Complete" (see http://www.techbookreport.com/tbr0126.html) which is
a decent book (although released by Microsoft press, don't shoot me). We
definitely need coding conventions and additional developer documentation
like UML diagrams etc. Any input is highly welcome.

I guess we are low on comments on purpose, as they consume bandwidth. All
our comments belong in the wiki-site mentioned at the top of each script.
In Eclipse you can click on these links and view the comments in the
built-in browser.



On Sat, December 2, 2006 7:42 pm, Arnulf Christl wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I added Mapbender to the Ohloh site. It checks through the Source Code
> repository and analyzes contributor activity, licenes, comment ratio, etc.
> It is quite an interesting way to put some metrics on a project. In our
> case we miss the CVS history of Mapbender prior to moving to OSGeo SVN, so
> the metrics are a little more modest than really should be which is fine,
> in the end we are a humble crowd.
> :-)
> Ahm - while I am at it, there is one line of comment form the analysis bot
> that I would want to let speak for itself:
> "The source code has an extremely low number of comments relative to other
> PHP projects."
> On the same issue: After crashing my notebook yet again and while setting
> up eclipse and connecting back in to SVN I noticed that we make it very
> hard for people to try to join in or contribute code (we do not even have
> one single page describing how to connect to SVN). We should really
> improve this. I added one humble paragraph in the probably most crappy
> page of the whole Wiki:
> http://www.mapbender.org/index.php/For_developers
> We are not exactly brilliant here. :-/
> I don't want to hold you off hacking but maybe we all should go back and
> read a little more on http://producingoss.com/.
> Now after ranting a little I go back and wave my hands instead of putting
> good code into the repository (it is so frustrating to see my contribution
> to Mapbender code base tend to zero...).
> Best regards anyway and thanx for all the fish,
> Arnulf.
> --
> Arnulf Christl
> http://www.ccgis.de
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