[Twisted-Python] Twisted source, changes and social analysis
jonathan at stoppani.name
Tue Apr 16 16:11:01 EDT 2013
Gentle reminder. ;-)
On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 2:13 PM, Jonathan Stoppani <jonathan at stoppani.name>wrote:
> Hi Exarkun,
> Thanks for coming back with this.
> No problem if we exclude the spam filter tables. I don't need them.
> Concerning the svn tables, if they don't carry additional information
> linking revisions to other (trac-specific metadata), I don't need them
> I can understand your concerns regarding the permissions table. I thought
> they may be useful to help determine a role of a specific user in the
> organization, if that is enough as argumentation perfect, otherwise we can
> leave them out as they are not my primary source of data.
> On Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 8:24 AM, <exarkun at twistedmatrix.com> wrote:
>> On 28 Mar, 05:16 pm, jonathan at stoppani.name wrote:
>> >Hello everybody (with access to the Trac DB),
>> >I am currently doing my master thesis on the "analysis and management
>> >of change propagation in complex systems". I'm concentrating my
>> >efforts on software-based complex systems.
>> >As part of my analysis, I gather data from different domains, such as
>> >dependencies between modules of the source code, interactions between
>> >people (like, for example, this mailing list) and change requests (in
>> >this specific case, issues and tickets on an issue tracking system).
>> >A couple of weeks ago I asked on IRC if it would be possible to get
>> >the Trac data from twistedmatrix.com and I was told to write a script
>> >to dump the database by excluding sensitive information.
>> >The script is up for review and auditing over here:
>> >It can be run by saving it to a .py file or directly with the following
>> >curl -s
>> >| python - <projenv> <outfile>
>> >(by replacing the two arguments: trac base directory and the output
>> >There are no privacy concerns, as all data being analyzes is publicly
>> >available, either in the repository, in the mailing list archives or
>> >on twistedmatrix.com
>> >After being reviewed, can someone with access to the server please run
>> >it for me?
>> Hi Jonathan,
>> A couple questions about the script. There are a few more tables in the
>> database that I'm not sure will be interesting to you.
>> Do you mind if we also exclude:
>> Some of the tables are also basically an inefficient mirror of the
>> subversion repository - revision, node_change. Do you want this data as
>> Lastly, I have some reluctance to distribute the contents of the
>> permission table. I could probably be easily convinced to do so, but if
>> you don't thing you'll actually use that data, I'd just as soon not.
>> >P.S.: If someone would like more details about the research, a draft
>> >of the project statement can be found here:
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