Note: As Nick rightly points out in the comments, Dash is really a suite of related projects to help the community. The stats shown above are only a small part of that suite.
It looks like for the first time in a while that IBM may not have the most active committers at eclipse. It looks like the Individuals will over take them this year. Unfortunately I can’t compare this to prior years numbers as the site is very slow, but it is a good sign that we have so many individuals committing at eclipse. Personally, I take the DASH stats with a grain of salt. Mainly because it is very easy to manipulate the total Lines of Code metric. My own stats for the STAR Organization are probably over blown. I know I haven’t written that many lines of code. Most of that has to come from the work with the PsychoPath processor, and creating the necessary test suite based on the W3C test suite for XQuery. Much of that test suite code though I generated using XSLT and then tweaked as necessary.
DASH is one of those projects I don’t think the community takes advantage of enough. You can use DASH for all sorts of things.
- Who is a commiter on what project
- Is a person really a committer.
- How active of a committer are they from a code stand point.
- What projects do they have commit rights to.
- What companies are contributing committers.
- How active are those committers.
All of this is available through DASH.
Stats and Metrics are interesting, depending on how you sort and play with the numbers, they can either back up your stance, or be used against you. What does DASH say about you and your company? Or what can you make it say?