The Cauldron Before Christmas

In these vacation times, we wanted to leave a small gift to Cauldron users with some new features.

Let’s start with the first one: a new section on the project page, with new visualizations. This new section, based on the CHAOSS community report, includes 4 visualizations, some of them already known. Still, we’ve designed this section similar to the Overview section, with detailed descriptions next to each visualization.

The next surprise can be found on the project page itself: it is a new functionality that allows you to generate and download CSV files with data about the repositories analyzed in a project. For now it only allows downloading some of the most significant data from a git repository, such as the domain of the commit author or the number of lines added and removed, but in future iterations we will add more options.


Finally, in the last release we included a new feature that perhaps went unnoticed. The project comparison page now allows you to simultaneously compare most of the metrics and visualizations in Cauldron for up to 5 different projects. In this way we can, for example, compare the development of 5 of the main applications developed to track COVID-19 activity, as this Cauldron user has done in this Twitter thread.

With the holidays just around the corner, we at Cauldron hope that these new features will allow you to continue enjoying code analysis during these days off. Merry Christmas! Team