For some reason the 'freesteam' project stopped updating ~4 months ago. Anything particular that's wrong, or does your system just need a kick?
We ran into an intractable problem four months ago where I discovered that some of the commit comments contain characters which we can't process. We need to have these comments fixed before we can resume processing the repository.
Example: r18 with the log entry: "Add temperaturesolve2.test Solver for temperature doesn't meet tolerance in range T/�C in [325,375], p/MPa >=20, but works OK outside that" (The degrees character is not a legal UTF-8 character, I guess...)
I do have a user's script which I can provide for you which checks repeatedly for these kind of errors and will identify which revisions will have the problem. I'm out-of-town this week but will contact you again here once I return and provide the script. There is also some additional information available here in the forums.
The encoding of that commit comment is ISO-8859-1. Obviously, since there used NOT to be a problem with this, something new in your code is requiring you to be able to parse or convert all strings to unicode.
The degree chararacter is obviously a legal UTF-8 character (basically every character is a legal UTF-8) character. The question here is one of encoding.
It really doesn't bother me if ohloh just drops those non-parsable characters. Given that the ISO-8859-1 charset will have been used by a reasonable number of western european coders, especially going back to the mid-early 00s and before, I would imagine that you can't really get away telling everyone to change their old commit comments to UTF-8...?
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