I think it'd be great to do this. I'd love to hear more about what you're thinking of. Specifically:
looking forward to hearing from you (or anyone else interested in this too!).
I would also be interested in some sort of API to access the project data. I am currently looking into incorporating this information into our project CruiseControl.NET dashboard. (We're actually getting ready to redesign the dashboard and would really like to include this information as part of the new design.)
I think the information most interesting for us would be the developer info, source code languages, codebase history, and possibly the news section.
I've been toying with a feature idea for a while that might be exactly what you're looking for. Let me know if it sounds useful or not.
The idea is that we have a "glorified" badge for a project. Instead of a tiny animated GIF we currently offer, however, we would embed HTML (or XHTML) that contains the summary report information (languages, activity, commenting ratios, etc...). We could offer 2 versions - one self-styled and another totally bare of formatting so that sites could customize the look.
Would you be interested in that?
That sounds like it would work for what we want to do. That gives us the flexibility to display the data on the pages that we want and have it conform to the look and feel of the rest of the site. One suggestion would be to allow for different "badges", or at least make them configurable. I could see this being something where we want certain statistics on one page and others somewhere else.
I second sdorman suggestion, a badge like those currently available from delicious or technorati, would be great.
Any progress on the updated/glorified badges?
hi sdorman. I've started working on it. Took at look at the google widget API but didn't like the terms. I hope to have it some basic ones out this week.
Great! Look forward to seeing them and helping to test. You can get an idea of where they would be going by going to
We just enabled an early preview of enhanced ohloh badges. We're keeping it quiet for now so that we can incorporate feedback from people on this thread first. Go ahead and embed them anywhere you like, but understand that it will likely change in the near future. I only enabled one type of badge so far (project languages). To access the badge, follow this url pattern:
I expect that the current badge might need some html tweaking - let me know.
Badge is not working for me... http://www.ohloh.net/projects/3756/badges is a 404
doh.... sorry - the url path is not .../badges, but rather .../widgets (i fixed the link above to avoid future confusion).
This looks great!
I have included the widget in our web dashboard. You can see it at: http://build.subtextproject.com/ccnet/server/local/project/SubText-1.9/ViewProjectReport.aspx
I'm looking forward to the next widgets that are available.
It would be nice to have the title and chart placement as configurable items. Being able to change the title (or even omit it completely) and being able to align the chart either:
top-left, top-right, top-center
or possibly also align it along the left side of the table (like it displays on the main project stats page).
Sorry...one other thing...
Having the list of Other languages also have some alternate row shading would be good too. For Subtext, we have about 8 languages listed here, and without some sort of shading it can make it hard to follow the line across.
Glad to hear it's working!
Here's where I'm at:
Good idea - however I'll delay this feature until we have more widgets first.
Shade 'Other Languages'
Yep - makes a lot of sense. I'll do this sooner since it also does kinda hinder readability.
I'm on a side-project at the moment so I'll only get back to badges in a day or two. Meanwhile - more feedback appreciated. Thanks!
Yes, the change/hide/position the title is more on the "nice to have" feature. Even being able to change the placement of the chart graphic is a grey area. Shading the other languages list would be my choice for highest priority as it does affect readability.
A couple of questions have come up from some of the other developers, but I'm not sure if keeping them in this thread is appropriate. I'll post them and can always move them to their own thread afterwards.
Any update on widgets? I thought we would see other JSON widgets soon, e.g. the code history graphs or the contributor commit graph as in http://www.ohloh.net/projects/45/analyses/latest/contributors.