Know thy packagers..
On a nice Monday evening, I had the idea of checking out who actually releases the most packages for Mandriva, tooking cooker repository as the base. So I did a simples script which grabbed the latest 50.000 commits to Mandriva packages subversion repository, and did some graphs out of it. Note that this only counts the commits into the packages repo – and this number can very loosely be mapped into the number of package releases. Of course, it is not a definitive metric, because most committers do multiple commits before releasing a package, and some use only the ‘mdvsys update’ command, so it is not a quite fair comparison between them. But I thought that it is better to have some metrics than no metrics at all .
So, in April, Funda Wang managed an impressive number of 600+ commits. He was followed by