Activity Dashboards

In order to better support to project teams, as well as giving the general public insight into the community's activity, the Foundation maintains a dashboard at

Please don't be shy about playing with the tool - none of the filtering changes you make are persisted (unless you choose to bookmark the page, and even then the changes are only available via that bookmark), so you can play as much as you like and always reset back to the default view simply by navigating back to the tool's home page.


Predefined Filters

Some of the dashboards provide pre-defined filters for certain common operations.  These predefined filters appear as "bubbles" at the top of the dashboard:

Some of these filters are disabled (turned off) by default, and this is indicated by the candy striped colours on the bubbles.  To turn a filter on, mouseover the bubble, and find the checkbox at the left hand end of the tray of control toggles:

Checking this checkbox will enable the filter, and the dashboard will automatically update to reflect the new restriction.  The filter bubble will also become a solid colour, to visually indicate that the filter is in effect:

You may also enable and disable all filters at once, using the Actions menu visible at the right hand end of the row of filter bubbles.

A red bubble is a NOT filter, while a grey bubble is an AND filter (see below for more information regarding conditions).

Custom Filters

While the embedded dashboards and predefined filters are convenient, more powerful custom filters are available when using the full version of the tool.

Date Range Filter

At the top right corner of the tool is a menu showing the current date range - for most dashboards this defaults to "Last 2 Years".  Clicking on this menu will bring up various date range filters:

Currently, selecting "Today" in the date filter will result in an empty data set, as the metrics are only gathered daily, at the end of each day.

Clicking on one of these ranges will cause the dashboard to revisualise the data for the selected date range.

Freeform Filters

Complex filtering can be performed using the text box at the top of the screen (by default this contains a single asterisk '*' character i.e. include everything):

This text field allows the user to enter a query (similar to a SQL WHERE clause), using Lucene query language.  The most common use of this capability is to filter the data via compound conditions, conjoined with standard boolean operators:

  • AND
  • OR
  • NOT
  • Grouping using parentheses - '(' and ')'

Please note that the conjunction operators must be all uppercase.

These compound conditions are built up from individual clauses based on fields, and the most common syntax (for restricting to a specific value) is:


Please see the Lucene query language reference for more information on other types of query (range queries, greater than and less than queries, etc.).


Some of the more useful fields provided by the tool include:

Field NameData TypeDescriptionGit CommitsGitHub issues & PRsConfluenceMailing ListsExample Values
author_nameStringThe full name of a person.

"Frank Tarsillo"

"Jon Freedman"

author_org_nameStringThe organisational affiliation of a person.

"Deutsche Bank"

"IHS Markit"

StringThe shortname of the Program the "project" is in.






The name of a Bitergia "project" (which can be either a Project or a Working Group, in FINOS terms).

"Plexus Interop"

"Symphony Java Client"


StringThe type of the "project" - either a "PROJECT" or a "WORKING_GROUP".



StringThe lifecycle state of the "project".

"INCUBATING" (projects only)

"RELEASED" (projects only)

"OPERATING" (working groups only)

"PAUSED" (working groups only)

"ARCHIVED" (projects and working groups)

github_repoStringThe name of a GitHub repository.




author_botBooleanFlag that indicates whether an author is a bot or not. This typically indicates the item was created by a CI tool of some kind (TravisCI, CircleCI, Jenkins, etc.).



filesNumberThe number of files affected by a commit.





NumberThe number of lines of text added by a commit.




lines_changedNumberThe number of lines of text modified by a commit.




lines_removedNumberThe number of lines of text removed by a commit.




pull_requestBooleanFlag that indicates whether this GitHub issue is a pull request (true) or an issue (false).



time_open_daysNumberThe number of days a GitHub issue or PR has been open.



time_to_close_daysNumberThe number of days a GitHub issue or PR took to close.



typeStringThe type of Confluence object that was edited.




is_new_pageNumberFlag that indicates whether this change is a creation.


StringThe title of the edited page.

"Project Lifecycle"

"Working Groups"

listStringThe mailing list the email was sent to.





sizeNumberThe size of the email, in bytes.1746

Example Queries

*Show everything (the default).

NOT project:"WebRTC"

Filters out the "WebRTC" project.

author_org_name:"Symphony LLC"

Displays activity from Symphony LLC.

author_name:"<your name>"

Displays your activity.
Displays activity from the Symphony program.
Displays activity from all projects in released state.

NOT project:"bot-unfurl" AND NOT author_org_name:"FINOS"

Filters out the bot-unfurl project, as well as all activity by Foundation staff (on any project).

Displays git commits which affected more than 100 files.

lines_added:>1000 OR lines_changed:>1000 OR lines_removed:>1000Displays "big" git commits (those which added, changed or removed more than 1000 lines of text).

Displays GitHub issues only (not PRs).

time_open_days:>180Displays all GitHub issues & PRs that have been open for more than 6 months.
NOT is_new_page:1Displays all Confluence edits. Note that the is_new_page field does not necessarily contain a "0" value for edits - in most cases the field is not present, hence the use of "NOT".
list:"dev"Displays all emails sent to the Symphony program's general mailing list.
size:>32767Displays all emails greater than 32KB in size.