Managing Apache Kibble

Creating an Organisation

The first thing you will need to set up, in order to use Kibble, is an organisation that will contain the projects you wish to survey. You can have multiple organisations in Kibble, and all organisations will be scanned, but the UI will only display statistics for the current (default) organisation you are using. You may switch between organisations at your leisure in the UI.

To create your first organisation:

  1. Go to the “Organisation” tab in the top menu
  2. Locate the Create a new organisation` field set
  3. Enter the details required for the new organsation

This will set up a new organisation and set it as your default (current) one.

Once an organisation has been created, you can then add resources and users to it.

Configuring Data Sources

After you have created an organisation, you can add sources to it. A source is a destination to scan; it can be a git repository, a JIRA instance, a mailing list and so on. To start adding sources, click on the Sources tab in the left hand menu on the Organisation page.

With all resource types, you can speed up things by adding multiple sources in one go by simply adding one source per line in the source text field.

The currently supported resource types are:

This resource consists of GitHub repositories as well as issues/PRs that are contained within. Currently, you will need to add the full URL to the repo, including the .git part of it, such as: NOTE: If you intend to use more than 60 API calls per hour, which you probably do, you will need to add the credentials of a GitHub user to the source, in order to get a higher rate limit of 6,000 API calls per hour. You may use any anonymous account for this.
This is a plain git repository (such as those served by the standard git daemon), and only scans repositories, not PRs/Issues. If basic auth is required, fill our the user/pass credentials, otherwise leave it blank.
This is the standard MailMan 2.x list service. The URL should be the full path to the directory that shows the various months
Pony Mail
This is a Pony Mail list. It should be in the form of list.html?foo@bar.baz and you should include a session cookie in order to bypass email address anonymization where applicable. If the Pony Mail instance does not apply anonymization, you may leave the cookie blank.
This is a gerrit code review resource, and will scan for tickets, authors etc.
This is a BugZilla ticket instance. You should add one source for each BugZilla project you wish to scan. It should point to the JSONRPC CGI file followed by the project you wish to scan. If you wish to just add everything as one source, you can do so by pointing it at jsonrpc.cgi * which will scan everything in the BugZilla database. If you want to be able to look at individual projects, it’s recommended that you scan them individually.
This is a JIRA project. Most JIRA instances will require the login credentials of an anonymous account in order to perform API calls.
This is a Twitter account. Currently not much done there. WIP.
Jenkins CI
This is a Jenkins CI instance. One URL is required, and all sources will be scanned.
Buildbot CI
This is a Buildbot instance. One URL is required, and all sources will be scanned in one go.

Once you have added the resource URLs you wish to analyse, you can obtain data by following the instructions in the chapter Running a Scan.

Adding New Users