GitHub tracks the number of downloads for all assets (files) that are attached to a release, but GitHub currently makes it very hard for users to get at this information. The number of downloads is currently only accessible through the API.
I noticed this many months ago when wondering how many people were downloading the new C++ version of Huggle. At the time I started coming up with some odd little script that I could set running somewhere checking the download counts and updating a static list, I even thought about just uploading the build files to some other site that tracked this information.
A few days ago I took my first look at developing chrome extensions for a referencing tool for Wikidata, and thus today I thought, why not just make an extension for chrome that adds the download counts to the GitHub releases page!
So a quick summary of everything I am working on right now:
- MassAction is a Mediawiki extension allowing users to perform mass actions on targets on a Mediawiki site through a static page using Mediawikis inbuilt job queue that I have been working on for the past half a year or so. I look forward to releasing it to the open source world soon!
- addwiki is a collection of Mediawiki related PHP libraries (including one for wikibase). Previous to this I developed various PHP scripts and bots for Wikipedia using other libraries and always found that they were quite badly coded and prone to doing unexpected things. Addwiki is the start of my attempt to fix that for PHP.
- Orain (github) is a community-driven, not-for-profit wiki network that I help to keep running.
- I am also still an active contributor to all kinds of Wikimedia projects including the wonderful Wikidata.
- I should at some point be trying to create a very rudimentary backup script / system for Sharepoint Lists…
- I am also currently working on a redesign of the Joomla 1 components used to power http://studentwindsurfing.co.uk/ written for Joomla 3 which should be ready in the next 6 months.
I am also still involved with:
- Huggle (github), an antivandalism tool for use on Wikipedia and similar projects.
I could also point toward a few other things:
I also have a backlog of posts that I might try to write…
But for now lets end this post here.