so, i did my first v8 milestone. i had to hack during my labor day holiday... but, it was kinda fun to get back into it. i should be able to pump out more of the other sensors no problem. i have a bunch of questions tho, see julie's milestone email for the ant sensors.
so... i had a hackystat visualization idea. this is a stolen idea from christoph (but i guess it shows how good his idea was). so, the idea is a graphical playback of the days or weeks activities. imagine if you will, a node graph of all the packages in the system. then we hit play.
- the animation will show you where the active time occurred in the project, by showing some sort of flash of color.
- the animation will show the packages (nodes) getting larger (maybe pulsate or something).
- the animation will show the packages (nodes) degrading with lowering coverage or complexity, maybe with some sort of opacity or maybe some sort of image that gets uglier.
is this useful? i think so. i think it might give us a good idea of what is going on in the project. i often wonder, what are the other developers doing? previously, i'd have to monitor progress by looking at daily reports or doing a weekly report. but that usually takes a bunch of clicks and looking at a few reports. telemetry helps, but when we want to get a 1 click summary telemetry isn't that great.
google project's wiki and issue
after working with google project's wiki and issue management. you might think that i'm getting used to it. no.. i still don't like it that much. i agree it is pretty simple. but, it seems slow and hard to navigate. two things that make it hard to use. i don't really like it so far.
oh... btw, how do the heck do i edit the wiki pages via svn commits?