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Upgrade from 0.1 to 0.2 or later

If you upgrade from 0.1 to 0.2 or later you'll need to run a new analysis to see the Authors activity and commits per author widgets.

Description / Features

The plugin computes and feeds SonarQube with four new metrics : Commits / Author, Commits / Clock Hour, Commits / Week Day and Commits / Month.
Five project widgets ( under the SCM category ) display these metrics using graphical representations.

The "commits per author widget" displays only the top 10 authors ( list and pie chart )


The Author activity widget (available since version 0.2) displays a stacked 3D bar chart showing the top 10 authors activity types: new files(green), modifications(blue) , deletions(red)


The other three widgets display bar charts for the number of commits / clock hour, week day or month.

The plugin also adds a project dashboard under the name SCM Stats that contains all four widgets.


If you plan to use this plugin with non-Maven projects, or SCM access is available only with username/password or no SCM information is included in project's pom.xml you must also install the SCM Activity plugin.

Compatibility Matrix:

Plugin version
Source Control   




(tick) (Authors activity not supported

(tick) (Authors activity not supported
CVS(error)(tick) (Authors activity not supported
(tick) (Authors activity not supported

(tick) - supported

(star) - tested by users

(question) - not tested

(error) - not implemented

Usage and Configuration

  1. Set the SCM URL of your project (see SCM URL Format) by setting the sonar.scm.url property of SCM Activity plugin. For Maven projects this is automatically discovered if it's already set in pom.xml

  2. Set the SCM user / password (if needed) by setting the sonar.scm.user.secured and sonar.scm.password.secured properties of SCM Activity plugin
  3. Launch a new quality analysis and the metrics will be fed

    For the *.secured properties to be read during the project analysis, it is necessary to set the sonar.login and sonar.password properties to the credentials of a user that is:

    • System administrator
    • And project administrator on the project that is being analyzed
    sonar-runner -Dsonar.login=admin -Dsonar.password=admin

Grabbing stats for multiple periods

Since version 0.2, the plugin allows the collection of SCM stats for multiple (1-3) periods. By default the plugin collects stats for the whole history (sonar.scm-stats.period1 = 0 days).
You can have different periods on a global or project level by setting the number of days prior to the current date that the plugin will collect scm stats.

For example to collect scm stats for the last month, enter a value of 30, for the last week a value of 7, etc.

The properties for period 2 (sonar.scm-stats.period2) and period 3 (sonar.scm-stats.period3) can have the value of zero(0) but the plugin will ignore it. Stats for the entire history of a project will be collected only if sonar.scm-stats.period1 property is set to zero(0). Negative values are ignored for all periods.

You can edit widget properties by setting the period number (acceptable value are 1-3). By default each widget shows stats for period 1.

Ignoring / merging authors

Since version 0.3, the plugin allows you to set a list of authors to ignore (sonar.scm-stats.authors.ignore) and a list of author name synonyms to merge into single authors (sonar.scm-stats.authors.merge).
If you want to set them using the project / global settings, add one author (ignored or merged) in each value.
If you want to pass them as analysis arguments, authors must be comma-delimited. with aliases semicolon-delimited.

Example for ignored authors: -Dsonar.scm-stats.authors.ignore=author1,author2,author3

Example for merged authors: -Dsonar.scm-stats.authors.merge="author1=author;AUTHOR1,author2=author22;Author2;authOr2"
(Records for both "author" and "AUTHOR1" will be merged into "author1". Records for "author22", "Author2" and "auth0r2" will be merged into "author2")

Perforce Configuration

Perforce is supported since version 0.3 and you need to set the Client Spec name property (sonar.scm-stats.perforce.clientspecin order to be able to get scm stats

Metrics Definitions





Commits Per Author



Reports on the number of commits per author.

Commits Per Clock Hour



Reports on the number of commits per clock hour.

Commits Per Week Dayscm-commits-per-weekdaynoReports on the number of commits per week day.
Commits Per Monthscm-commits-per-monthnoReports on the number of commits per month.

Future Work (Open Issues)

Plenty !!! Waiting for your ideas as well!

Change Log