Mesa 17.3 By The Numbers

Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa on 24 October 2017 at 06:12 AM EDT. Add A Comment
With Mesa 17.3 having been branched yesterday and the first release candidate issued for this quarterly feature update, here's a look at some of the development numbers for this Q4'17 Mesa update.

First up in going from Mesa 17.2.0 to Mesa 17.3.0-RC1, there were: 1495 files changed, 110057 insertions(+), 37622 deletions(-). That's a net gain of 72.4k lines of code over the past ~3 months of Mesa 17.3 feature development.

In comparison, when going from Mesa 17.1.0 to 17.2.0-RC1 was 1648 files changed, 217940 insertions(+), 64597 deletions(-) or a net gain of 153k lines of code and more files changed than on this current cycle. Though the two earlier cycles had a smaller net gain but with more files modified:
[michael@f26-michael mesa]$ git diff --shortstat mesa-17.2.0 mesa-17.3.0-rc1
1495 files changed, 110057 insertions(+), 37622 deletions(-)
[michael@f26-michael mesa]$ git diff --shortstat mesa-17.1.0 mesa-17.2.0-rc1
1648 files changed, 217940 insertions(+), 64597 deletions(-)
[michael@f26-michael mesa]$ git diff --shortstat mesa-17.0.0 mesa-17.1.0-rc1
1801 files changed, 136584 insertions(+), 108489 deletions(-)
[michael@f26-michael mesa]$ git diff --shortstat mesa-13.0.0 mesa-17.0.0-rc1
1351 files changed, 96215 insertions(+), 35801 deletions(-)

There were 2,588 commits from Mesa 17.2 to Mesa 17.3-RC1 while from 17.1 to 17.2-RC1 were 3,210 commits.

Mesa Git is currently comprised of 5,067 code files of which there are 1,627,353 lines of detected code, 309,918 lines of comments, and 285,753 blank lines.

The most prolific contributors to Mesa this cycle have included Marek Olšák, Nicolai Hähnle, Samuel Pitoiset, Jason Ekstrand, Dylan Baker, Bas Nieuwenhuizen, Emil Velikov, and Dave Airlie.

More Mesa 17.3 tests are currently in the works at Phoronix. Mesa 17.3.0 should be officially released around mid November though delays aren't too uncommon that could push it back to later in the month.
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