Subject: Re: Bzr development stopped WAS Re: Branching from just a part of
Date: Saturday 1st September 2012 16:18:01 UTC (over 4 years ago)
On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 12:35:46PM -0700 I heard the voice of Mark Grandi, and lo! it spake thus: > > Pretty sure it was a joke, there have been quite a few merged > branches into trunk branch of bzr this month, with all of those > commits that each merged branch contains. Mmph. Exaggeration for effect, sure. Misconception due to lack of seeing stuff behind the scenes, maybe. But a thoroughly reasonably interpretation of manifest events. Here's the result of a quick script to put numbers behind the general impression. Also to give bzr a chance to burn up about 2 gig of RAM running it, but that's another matter. I walk down bzr.dev (up to date as of I'm typing this) mainline, and count up for each month the number of revs, and a cumulative +/- from diffstat. The latter is of course a very coarse measure of anything, but it's a passable eyeball of how many lines get changed. Only touching mainline revs, so I'm not counting how much churn happens on the feature branches on the way to landed stuff. Full output attached. But here's the last ~12 months inline: 2011-08: 68 revs, +9660 -1327 2011-09: 68 revs, +16428 -5672 2011-10: 54 revs, +3999 -2332 2011-11: 95 revs, +9454 -3595 2011-12: 77 revs, +9396 -4421 2012-01: 49 revs, +6528 -6092 2012-02: 21 revs, +332994 -25090 2012-03: 39 revs, +3975 -5392 2012-04: 6 revs, +1223 -382 2012-05: 1 revs, +6 -2 2012-06: 7 revs, +80753 -948 2012-07: 17 revs, +2115 -1365 2012-08: 8 revs, +3672 -174 The massive linecount from June is almost entirely from rev6525 (merging 2.5 up): 21 files changed, 80693 insertions(+), 641 deletions(-) and the changes are overwhelmingly from added .po files. So I wouldn't really count that (showing, really, what a fuzzily meaningful item the diffstat cums are, but still). From even a casual glance, falloff in bzr.dev landings is pretty obvious. Through most of the history (looking at the month level), bzr.dev averages at least a rev a day, not uncommonly twice that. But the last 5 months put together don't even reach the single month average. It's no proof of development stopping by any means, but it sure is a red flag likely to lead people to that conclusion... -- Matthew Fuller (MF4839) | [email protected] Systems/Network Administrator | http://www.over-yonder.net/~fullermd/ On the Internet, nobody can hear you scream.