I am starting to prepare the press release of Callisto. By all accounts Callisto is going to be a big release and a great accomplishment for the Eclipse community. Some of the stats I have collected include:
- Number of commiters: 262
- Number of projects: 10
- Number of organizations contributing commiters: 15 (this does not include individuals unaffiliated with an organization)
- Number of countries where commiters reside: 10 (Canada, US, Finland, Turkey, China, France, Russia, Czech, India, Switzerland) ** Please let me know if I have missed a country.
- 72,000 bugzilla entries
- 6 million LOC (This is actually higher since I don’t have stats from DTP, EMF, VE & GEF.)
This seems like a big deal. The question is can we claim that ‘Callisto is the largest single release from an open source project.’ Based on the lines of code, I can’t seem to find a bigger open source project. Linux seems to be about 3-5 million, depending on the sources.
So have I missed something or is Callisto really that big?