This is a small script to visualize the time when commits are committed in a set of git repositories. The idea is stolen from Github's punchcard picture (Kudos to Github)!
If you want to visualize a single git repository instead, you should have a look at the original punchcard program instead.
Here's the generated picture from MongoDB project:
WHY IS IT INTERESTING
It shows how a set of repositories are developed in developer's time. If you work on multiple projects, whether it is for work or in your spare time, you can determine when you're working.
As I see it, I can get a simple clue whether a project is a spare time project or this project is totally under a company's control, thus resulting in commits from 8AM to 6PM, Monday to Friday.
- python (of course!)
- pycairo module
Then you're free to go!
cp git-multipunchcard /usr/local/bin(or somewhere else on your
- make sure that
/usr/local/binis in your
If you want a different name, then simply invoke
git multipunchcard file=<another-name.png>.
The default width of a picture is 1100px. If you'd like
to have a higher resolution, you can run
git multipunchcard file=<another-name.png> width=<new-width>.
If you would like to filter by a particular author then do so as follows. (all parameters are available)
git multipunchcard -- --author=<authorname>
The image gets scaled automatically.
The easiest way to work on a set of projects is to make a new directory, then clone all the projects to that directory. What I tend to do is something like this:
mkdir -p aggregate-data cd aggregate-data for project in a b c; do git clone "email@example.com:orgname/$project"; done git multipunchcard file=jean.png -- --all --since='1 year ago' --author=jeannikl
This will collect all the commits I've authored in all branches the last year and make a punchcard for them.
This project is under public domain, you can do whatever you want ;) However, if you're improving this tool a bit, you can freely fork it and then send me back a pull request. I would be very glad to integrate it.