Signoff statistics for October 2012

Here are the signoff statistics for bugs in October 2012
  • Kyle M Hall- 24
  • Owen Leonard- 18
  • Chris Cormack- 15
  • Nicole C. Engard- 10
  • Mirko Tietgen- 9
  • Marc Véron- 6
  • Frédéric Demians- 5
  • Jared Camins-Esakov- 5
  • Magnus Enger- 4
  • Jonathan Druart- 4
  • M. de Rooy- 3
  • Melia Meggs- 3
  • wajasu- 2
  • Paul Poulain- 2
  • Fridolyn SOMERS- 2
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi- 2
  • Matthias Meusburger- 1
  • Katrin Fischer- 1
  • Julian Maurice- 1
  • Koha Team Lyon 3- 1
  • Mason James- 1
  • Elliott Davis- 1
  • mathieu saby- 1
  • Robin Sheat- 1

Unsung heroes of Koha 26 – The Ada Lovelace Day Edition

Darla Grediagin

Darla has been using Koha from 2006, for the Bering Strait School District in Alaska. This is pretty neat in itself, what is cooler is that as far as I know, they have never had a ‘Support Contract’. Doing things either by themselves or with the help of IT personnel as needed. One of Darla’s first blogposts that I read was about her struggles trying to install Debian on an Emac. I totally respect anyone who is trying to reclaim hardware from the darkside 🙂

Darla has presented on Koha at conferences, and maintains a blog that has useful information, including sections of what she would do differently. As well as some nice feel good bits like this, from April 2007

I know I had an entry titled this before, but I do love OSS programs.   Yesterday I mentioned that I would look at Pines because I like the tool it has to merge MARC records.  Today a Koha developer emailed me to let me know that he is working on this for Koha and it should be available soon.  I can’t imagine getting that kind of service from a vendor.

Hopefully she will be able to make it Kohacon13 in Reno, NV. It would be great to put a face to the email address 🙂

New Release team for Koha 3.12

Last night on IRC the Koha Community elected a new release team, for the 3.12 release. Once again it is a nicely mixed team, there are 16 people involved, from  8 different countries (India, New Zealand, USA, Norway, Germany, France, Netherlands, Switzerland) and four of the 12 roles are filled by women.

The release team will be working super hard to bring you the best release of Koha yet, and you can help:

  • Reporting bugs
  • Testing bug fixes
  • Writing up enhancement requests
  • Using Koha
  • Sending cookies
  • Inventing time travel
  • Killing MARC
  • Winning the lottery and donating the proceeds to the trust to use for Koha work.

You must help me now!

This is perhaps going to sound a little whiny and maybe it is, but I’ll feel better for having written it. Working in a community of volunteers you soon discover a right way to ask for help and a wrong way. Normally I try to apply the one free pass rule, and of course in an international project like Koha there are bound to be issues with language differences. But lately there has been a disturbing trend in demanding help.With a Free Software project, there are of course always areas to improve on, and no project should be offended at people pointing that out, or asking the same questions again and again. Where the problem occurs is in tone. People who work on Koha are being paid to, and in that case it is usually being paid to satisfy a clients needs, or working as a volunteer, or most often as a combination of the two. So for them to spend time on answering your question, that means time away from who is paying them, or from their family, or some other part of their life. A lot of us do this willingly, but there are only 24(ish) hours in a day, so if you want your question to jump to the front here are some handy tips.

  • Ask specific questions, and provide as much information as you can. “I’m running Koha 3.8.3, installed from debian packages, on a 64bit OS. The hard drive died yesterday, and after reboot, I can no longer search in Koha” Is a a good question. “KOHA is broke, fix it” is not.
  • Ask, with a willingness to listen to the answers.
  • Remember not everyone who answers is an expert, but they are giving up their time to try and help, graciousness never ever hurts.

Here endeth the whine.

Koha user group day 2012

On Friday the 15th of May a large group of current and prospective Koha users got together a the NZ Treasury for the second ever NZ Koha users group meeting. So first off I’d like to thank Treasury for making the space available and Hannah and her helpers for organising and running the day so smoothly.

I think there were 60+ people there, from about 25 different organisations all with differing levels of knowledge about Koha. Despite the varying levels I think the programme shaped itself (it was run mostly as an unconference) into something that worked for everyone there.  One of the highlights for me was that during the question and answer sessions, a lot of questions were being answered by other Koha users.

The show and tell section went well too, with NZICA, LGNZ, and The family violence clearinghouse all showing off what they have done with their Koha. I got a kick out of seeing the LGNZ one, as it was something I had worked on in 2003/4, it was great to see it still in use.

I got the opportunity to try out my Kohacon presentation on a real live audience and I think I didn’t even bore them too much.

The day ended with drinks and nibbles, sponsored by Catalyst IT, and lots of great chatting. I always say the talking between conference sessions is the best part of any conference and I think it was the same again.

This week I get to follow up on all the emails I said I would send, and hopefully watch a lot of nz libraries become more and more active in the Koha community. Thank you to everyone who attended for making it a great day.

Unsung Heroes of Koha 24 – Owen Leonard

Owen is not so much an unsung hero, but definitely one that could be sung about more. With a massive 1701 commits to Koha, the first one being in March of 2003, Owen is one of the oldest and most prolific developers.

Owen specialises in UI and UX work and writes a blog that is invaluable to anyone working on Koha look and feel.  What makes it even cooler is that Owen works for a library, not one of the many Koha support companies. That not only makes Owen cool, but it makes his library super cool for understanding the more you put into Koha, the more you get out.

So thank you Owen, thank you to your family, and to Athens County Public Libraries.

Statistics for Koha – April 2012

In April 2012

  • 129 bugs/enhancements were marked signed off
  • 13 were marked Patch doesn’t apply
  • 38 Failed QA
  • 105 Passed QA
  • 80 were Pushed to master
  • 98 were marked Resolved

Here are the people who did the sign offs

  • Chris Cormack – 28
  • Katrin Fischer – 14
  • Jared Camins-Esakov – 12
  • Liz Rea – 9
  • Nicole C. Engard – 8
  • Ian Walls – 8
  • Alex Arnaud – 7
  • Paul Poulain – 5
  • Jonathan Druart – 5
  • Owen Leonard – 4
  • Kyle M Hall – 4
  • Marc Veron – 3
  • Mason James – 3
  • delaye – 3
  • Chris Nighswonger – 3
  • Marcus Enger – 2
  • M. de Rooy – 2
  • Marijana Glavica – 2
  • Robin Sheat – 2
  • Dobrica Pavlinusic – 2
  • Elliott Davis – 1
  • Galen Charlton – 1
  • Frederic Demians – 1

 

Statistics for Koha 3.8.0

Koha 3.8.0 was released today, this is a major feature release, here are some statistics.

  • Processed 1087 changesets from 71 developers
  • 26 employers found
  • A total of 1587389 lines added, 1273852 removed (delta 313537)

One of my personal favourites is the 15 patches from the Catalyst Academy students.

 

Developers with the most changesets
Paul Poulain 176 16.2%
Owen Leonard 126 11.6%
Katrin Fischer 105 9.7%
Chris Cormack 71 6.5%
Colin Campbell 64 5.9%
Marcel de Rooy 42 3.9%
Dobrica Pavlinusic 29 2.7%
Nicole C. Engard 28 2.6%
Kyle M Hall 28 2.6%
Ian Walls 28 2.6%
Jonathan Druart 28 2.6%
Adrien Saurat 26 2.4%
Jared Camins-Esakov 26 2.4%
Frédéric Demians 25 2.3%
Julian Maurice 23 2.1%
Srdjan 23 2.1%
Liz Rea 19 1.7%
Robin Sheat 19 1.7%
Magnus Enger 16 1.5%
Duncan Tyler 13 1.2%
Elliott Davis 10 0.9%
Garry Collum 10 0.9%
Chris Hall 9 0.8%
Frédérick Capovilla 8 0.7%
MJ Ray 7 0.6%
Juan Romay Sieira 7 0.6%
Chris Nighswonger 7 0.6%
Alex Arnaud 7 0.6%
Sam Sanders 7 0.6%
Maxime Pelletier 6 0.6%
Matthias Meusburger 5 0.5%
Sophie Meynieux 5 0.5%
Tomas Cohen Arazi 5 0.5%
Mason James 4 0.4%
Marc Balmer 4 0.4%
Stéphane Delaune 4 0.4%
Henri-Damien LAURENT 4 0.4%
D Ruth Bavousett 4 0.4%
Connor Dewar 4 0.4%
Christophe Croullebois 4 0.4%
tajoli@cilea.it 3 0.3%
Gaetan Boisson 3 0.3%
Aleksa Vujicic 3 0.3%
Brendan 3 0.3%
mveron 2 0.2%
Galen Charlton 2 0.2%
Serhij Dubyk {Сергій Дубик} 2 0.2%
Janusz Kaczmarek 2 0.2%
Salvador Zaragoza Rubio 2 0.2%
BibLibre 2 0.2%
Koustubha Kale 2 0.2%
Kate Henderson 2 0.2%
Jono Mingard 2 0.2%
Albert Oller 2 0.2%
Frère Sébastien Marie 2 0.2%
Martin Renvoize 2 0.2%
koha 1 0.1%
root 1 0.1%
David 1 0.1%
Peter Lorimer 1 0.1%
Bart Jorgensen 1 0.1%
Jorgia Kelsey 1 0.1%
Lyon3 Team 1 0.1%
JAMES Mason 1 0.1%
Jesse Maseto 1 0.1%
Admin User Koha 1 0.1%
Fridolyn SOMERS 1 0.1%
Jon Aker 1 0.1%
Greg Barniskis 1 0.1%
Joy Nelson 1 0.1%
Nahuel ANGELINETTI 1 0.1%

 

Developers with the most changed lines
Frédéric Demians 1402207 88.2%
Serhij Dubyk {Сергій Дубик} 135621 8.5%
Frédérick Capovilla 5984 0.4%
Owen Leonard 5785 0.4%
Magnus Enger 4172 0.3%
Julian Maurice 4099 0.3%
Jared Camins-Esakov 3389 0.2%
Srdjan 3326 0.2%
Paul Poulain 3020 0.2%
Katrin Fischer 2243 0.1%
Jonathan Druart 2009 0.1%
Colin Campbell 1847 0.1%
Marcel de Rooy 1470 0.1%
Alex Arnaud 1343 0.1%
Mason James 1240 0.1%
Chris Cormack 1184 0.1%
Adrien Saurat 912 0.1%
Nicole C. Engard 880 0.1%
Kyle M Hall 803 0.1%
Robin Sheat 759 0.0%
Matthias Meusburger 651 0.0%
Koustubha Kale 587 0.0%
tajoli@cilea.it 541 0.0%
Tomas Cohen Arazi 540 0.0%
Ian Walls 395 0.0%
Liz Rea 357 0.0%
Henri-Damien LAURENT 205 0.0%
Chris Hall 192 0.0%
Juan Romay Sieira 151 0.0%
Dobrica Pavlinusic 140 0.0%
Christophe Croullebois 137 0.0%
Gaetan Boisson 121 0.0%
Garry Collum 117 0.0%
Duncan Tyler 115 0.0%
Stéphane Delaune 113 0.0%
Sam Sanders 106 0.0%
Marc Balmer 103 0.0%
MJ Ray 99 0.0%
Elliott Davis 49 0.0%
Chris Nighswonger 43 0.0%
Jono Mingard 40 0.0%
Frère Sébastien Marie 36 0.0%
Connor Dewar 33 0.0%
Maxime Pelletier 27 0.0%
Aleksa Vujicic 27 0.0%
Bart Jorgensen 25 0.0%
Nahuel ANGELINETTI 25 0.0%
Galen Charlton 17 0.0%
Martin Renvoize 16 0.0%
Kate Henderson 15 0.0%
Jon Aker 13 0.0%
Salvador Zaragoza Rubio 12 0.0%
Peter Lorimer 11 0.0%
Sophie Meynieux 10 0.0%
D Ruth Bavousett 10 0.0%
Albert Oller 10 0.0%
Jorgia Kelsey 9 0.0%
mveron 8 0.0%
JAMES Mason 8 0.0%
Brendan 6 0.0%
Janusz Kaczmarek 6 0.0%
BibLibre 3 0.0%
Greg Barniskis 3 0.0%
Admin User Koha 2 0.0%
Fridolyn SOMERS 2 0.0%
koha 1 0.0%
root 1 0.0%
David 1 0.0%
Lyon3 Team 1 0.0%
Jesse Maseto 1 0.0%
Joy Nelson 1 0.0%

 

Developers with the most lines removed
Gaetan Boisson 38 0.0%
D Ruth Bavousett 7 0.0%
Marc Balmer 1 0.0%

 

Developers with the most signoffs (total 1344)
Paul Poulain 529 39.4%
Chris Cormack 151 11.2%
Katrin Fischer 145 10.8%
Jared Camins-Esakov 111 8.3%
Owen Leonard 74 5.5%
Liz Rea 55 4.1%
Nicole C. Engard 49 3.6%
Marcel de Rooy 29 2.2%
Ian Walls 23 1.7%
Alex Arnaud 18 1.3%
Magnus Enger 18 1.3%
Julian Maurice 18 1.3%
Marijana Glavica 14 1.0%
Chris Hall 12 0.9%
Frédéric Demians 11 0.8%
Kyle M Hall 8 0.6%
Kristina D.C. Hoeppner 6 0.4%
Koustubha Kale 6 0.4%
Matthias Meusburger 6 0.4%
Mason James 6 0.4%
mveron 5 0.4%
Jonathan Druart 5 0.4%
Robin Sheat 4 0.3%
François Charbonnier 3 0.2%
Brendan 2 0.1%
koha 2 0.1%
Delaye Stephane 2 0.1%
Julien Sicot 2 0.1%
Sophie Meynieux 2 0.1%
Frère Sébastien Marie 2 0.1%
Aleksa Vujicic 2 0.1%
Duncan Tyler 2 0.1%
MJ Ray 2 0.1%
Henri-Damien LAURENT 2 0.1%
Gaetan Boisson 1 0.1%
Mathilde Formery 1 0.1%
Pierre Angot 1 0.1%
schuster 1 0.1%
Melia Meggs 1 0.1%
Federico Rinaudo 1 0.1%
Arslan Farooq 1 0.1%
Ulrich Kleiber 1 0.1%
Piotr Wejman 1 0.1%
Galen Charlton 1 0.1%
Albert Oller 1 0.1%
Chris Nighswonger 1 0.1%
Dobrica Pavlinusic 1 0.1%
Stéphane Delaune 1 0.1%
Christophe Croullebois 1 0.1%
Adrien Saurat 1 0.1%
Colin Campbell 1 0.1%
Srdjan 1 0.1%

 

Top changeset contributors by employer
Biblibre 289 26.6%
Catalyst 132 12.1%
ACPL 126 11.6%
BSZ-BW 105 9.7%
ByWater-Solutions 87 8.0%
PTFS-Europe 65 6.0%
(Unknown) 61 5.6%
Rijksmuseum 42 3.9%
rot13.org 29 2.7%
C & P Bibliography 26 2.4%
Tamil 25 2.3%
Libriotech 16 1.5%
Libeo 15 1.4%
Catalyst Open Source Academy 15 1.4%
UT Tyler 10 0.9%
Software.coop 7 0.6%
Foundations 7 0.6%
NEKLS 7 0.6%
Xercode 7 0.6%
KohaAloha 5 0.5%
Cilea 3 0.3%
MASmedios 2 0.2%
Anant Corp 2 0.2%
Equinox 2 0.2%
BigBallOfWax 1 0.1%
Mountain View Whisman School District 1 0.1%

 

Top lines changed by employer
Tamil 1402268 88.2%
(Unknown) 136690 8.6%
Biblibre 13644 0.9%
ACPL 6106 0.4%
Libeo 6012 0.4%
Catalyst 5553 0.3%
Libriotech 4181 0.3%
C & P Bibliography 3408 0.2%
BSZ-BW 2644 0.2%
ByWater-Solutions 2088 0.1%
PTFS-Europe 1958 0.1%
Rijksmuseum 1480 0.1%
KohaAloha 1248 0.1%
Anant Corp 587 0.0%
Cilea 541 0.0%
NEKLS 292 0.0%
Catalyst Open Source Academy 188 0.0%
Xercode 158 0.0%
rot13.org 146 0.0%
Software.coop 100 0.0%
BigBallOfWax 55 0.0%
UT Tyler 53 0.0%
Foundations 45 0.0%
Equinox 17 0.0%
Mountain View Whisman School District 13 0.0%
MASmedios 12 0.0%

 

Employers with the most signoffs (total 1344)
Biblibre 588 43.8%
Catalyst 157 11.7%
BSZ-BW 146 10.9%
C & P Bibliography 111 8.3%
(Unknown) 101 7.5%
ACPL 74 5.5%
ByWater-Solutions 68 5.1%
Rijksmuseum 29 2.2%
BigBallOfWax 20 1.5%
Libriotech 18 1.3%
Tamil 11 0.8%
Anant Corp 6 0.4%
KohaAloha 5 0.4%
NEKLS 4 0.3%
Software.coop 2 0.1%
PTFS-Europe 1 0.1%
rot13.org 1 0.1%
Foundations 1 0.1%
Equinox 1 0.1%

 

Employers with the most hackers (total 78)
(Unknown) 19 24.4%
Biblibre 14 17.9%
ByWater-Solutions 9 11.5%
Catalyst 6 7.7%
Catalyst Open Source Academy 5 6.4%
Libeo 3 3.8%
KohaAloha 2 2.6%
PTFS-Europe 2 2.6%
BSZ-BW 1 1.3%
C & P Bibliography 1 1.3%
ACPL 1 1.3%
Rijksmuseum 1 1.3%
BigBallOfWax 1 1.3%
Libriotech 1 1.3%
Tamil 1 1.3%
Anant Corp 1 1.3%
NEKLS 1 1.3%
Software.coop 1 1.3%
rot13.org 1 1.3%
Foundations 1 1.3%
Equinox 1 1.3%
Cilea 1 1.3%
Xercode 1 1.3%
UT Tyler 1 1.3%
Mountain View Whisman School District 1 1.3%
MASmedios 1 1.3%

 

Bug statistics for March 2012

Bugs can go through many states, and the same bug may go through a few states in the same month, so these numbers are not mutually exclusive. The same bug may be counted in the Signed Off, Passed, Failed QA and pushed, and it may even be marked some of them twice.

  • 212 bug fixes/enhancements were signed off
  • 36 marked patch does not apply
  • 172 Passed QA
  • 98 Failed QA
  • 154 Pushed to Master

And who were the people who did the sign offs?

  1. Jared Camins-Esakov  – 34
  2. Katrin Fischer – 19
  3. Nicole C. Engard – 13
  4. Liz Rea – 12
  5. Owen Leonard – 11
  6. Alex Arnaud – 10
  7. Matthias Meusburger  – 9
  8. Marc Veron – 8
  9. MathildeF – 7
  10. delaye – 6
  11. Kristina Hoeppner – 6
  12. Magnus Enger – 6
  13. Chris Cormack – 6
  14. Julian Maurice – 6
  15. M. de Rooy – 6
  16. Koha Team Lyon 3 – 6
  17. Ian Walls – 5
  18. Julien Sicot – 4
  19. Pierre Angot – 4
  20. jmbroust – 3
  21. Elliott Davis – 3
  22. Paul Poulain – 3
  23. Marijana Glavica – 3
  24. Adrien SAURAT- 3
  25. laurenthdl –
  26. MJ Ray (software.coop) – 2
  27. Jonathan Druart – 2
  28. Dobrica Pavlinusic – 2
  29. Corinne BULAC  – 1
  30. Srdjan Jankovic – 1
  31. Shane Sammons – 1
  32. Leila – 1
  33. Melia Meggs – 1
  34. Marc Balmer – 1
  35. Robin Sheat – 1
  36. Francois Charbonnier – 1
  37. Frederic Demians – 1

 

Koha 7287.12.2

The Koha Herd are pleased to announce the release of Koha 7287.12.2; our most advanced release yet. It is so good we had to jump from 3.6.4 to 7287.12.2 in one release.

To make it webscale and cloud ready, respecting both the nimbus and cumulus standards we rewrote everything in aspx, which we then pre compiled into cobol.  We also decided to replace the RDBMS layer with Oracle and sqlite.  This has the side effect of needing 872 GB of HD to install, but we feel the lack in performance, flexibility and loss of freedom is well worth it to be buzzword compliant.