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4. Project Reporting and Publishing > 4.6. Tracking Project Activity

Tracking Project Activity

Tracking a project’s activity is very important for end users/stakeholders. Several good indicators are available that can aid in tracking:

  • The number of commits per day

  • The number of additional unit tests added every day

  • The evolution of test percentage coverage

  • The mailing list activity

  • The number of existing books on the project (mostly for open source projects)

  • The number of committers

  • The number of open issues in the project’s bug tracker

  • The number of years the project has been in existence

It would be very nice to have the equivalent of the Dashboard plug-in, but for project activity. This could provide a global project activity score à la SourceForge project activity percentage (e.g., http://sourceforge.net/project/stats/?group_id=15278).[4] Unfortunately, such a comprehensive plug-in does not yet exist! Instead, you have several ad hoc possibilities:


  

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