Fedora's Package Growth Rate Has Begun To Stall
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 27 July 2015 at 09:20 PM EDT. 2 Comments
FEDORA --
The number of Fedora packages within their repository has seemed to plateau, but it's not necessarily a bad sign.

Fedora contributor Jiri Eischmann published some interesting statistics today indicating that the number of Fedora packages have leveled off since Fedora 20. Fedora 22 currently is comprised of 17,021 packages, which is largely flat since the Fedora 20 days.

As Jiri noted in his blog post, there's more open-source software than ever on GitHub and elsewhere, but the Fedora package count isn't climbing much higher.


This doesn't appear due to any decreased interest in Fedora but rather the success of Copr for providing third-party repositories to Fedora users, or like PPAs in Ubuntu speak. As Jiri explained in his post, it's now a matter of improving the Copr experience for Fedora users and bringing the best packages into the official Fedora world, continuing to encourage Fedora package contributions, etc.

Those interested in the upstream Fedora package statistics can find them here. Fedora 23 is currently at 17,056 packages, compared to 17,043 in Fedora 22.
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