These graphs are, um, a little weird, as the underlying data is just a
bunch of text files and due to various issues with the database over
the years they fluctuate a bit.
What I'm proposing is the replace the graph data with the tracking of
the creation time of a translation. With this information the graphs
could be created on the fly and we could make many more kinds of
graphs. In particular, the volume information needed to make the
graphs relating to milestones is making the debian-admins nervous.
Tracking the timestamp of translations would make this redundant as it
could be generated on the fly. So:
- more kinds of graphs possible (progress per section, for example)
- less susceptible to temporary database problems
- takes less disk space
- seems like information we'd like to track anyway
- no longer immutable
- we don't have the info now so it has to be guessed. I only have
enough information to accurately estimate back to August 2006, so we'd
lose any graphs from before then. But looking at the graphs I don't
think I trust the current data before then anyway.
- not really auditable, but I don't think people really expected it to be.
Adding the information I don't think is controversial, I guess the
question is more whether we want to keep the old data. Do people even
care about the graphs?