Number of commits is the most common measure of activity in a git repository. To compute it, we're considering all commits in all branches of all repositories in the report, excluding empty commits. Each commit represents a change to the source code, maybe touching several files. However, commits may be very different in size, complexity and usefulness to the report, so this number should only be considered as an indicator, among others.Read more
Number of authors gives an idea of the size of the active community for a report. In this case, we're measuring, for each week in the chart, the number of different identities that authored at least one commit, or that submitted issues or reviews (pull or merge requests) to any repository of the report during that week. Although this is usually a good indicator of people who are active in the project, it is important to notice that, during any given week, active developers may be busy with some other stuff, thus not appearing in this chart. Also, casual contributors (such as somebody submitting a bug report but not really engaged with the project) appear in the chart. People taking care of important tasks, such as writing documentation, may also be reflected in this chart, or not, depending on the repositories included in the report, and how the project deals with those tasks.Read more
This graph shows the number of new contributors in the specified time period and indicates how may were drive-by or repeat contributors. Drive-by contributors are contributors who make less than the required 5 contributions in the specified time period. Repeat contributors are contributors who made 5 or more contributions in the specified time period and their first contribution is in the specified time period.
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The heatmap shows what times of day contributors in their local time zone contribute. Activity that clusters between regular office hours on workdays can indicate activity by contributors who do this as part of their job. Activity during evenings and weekends can indicate volunteer activity.Read more