Linux kernel: 13 million lines, over 5 patches per hour
Dec 02, 2010, 22:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The Linux Foundation has published its third annual report
about Linux kernel authorship. The statistics included in the paper
illustrate growth trends in the kernel development process and
provide insight into how the labor is distributed among individual
contributors and corporate sponsors. The kernel has seen modest
growth in its base of contributors over the past year, though the
rate of development has seen a marginal decline.
"The latest version of the Linux kernel currently consists of
approximately 13 million lines of code across over 33,000 files.
The rate of development peaked with version 2.6.30 last year, which
saw an average of 6.40 patches per hour. The rate declined to an
average of 5.30 patches per hour in version 2.6.35."