Mesa Is Up To About 8,000 Commits This Year, 2.2 Million Lines
Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa on 10 October 2017 at 06:46 AM EDT. 6 Comments
Now being into Q4, I've been meaning to run some fresh Mesa Git development statistics to see how this year is pacing for this important piece of the open-source graphics ecosystem and Linux desktop.

As of this morning, Mesa's Git tree is made up of 5,633 files representing a total of 2,243,544 lines. This came about over 96,443 commits from more than 800 different authors. Mesa is still seeing on average about 13 commits per day.

Mesa has seen 7,998 commits year to date that have added 345,005 lines of code while removing 176,928. Last year Mesa saw 10,888 commits for the entire year and so it will be interesting to see if 2017 breaks that or not.. At least in 2017, Mesa is already ahead of its 2004-2014 commit levels.

AMD's Marek Olšák leads the commit count for 2017 so far with having 880 commits. Other top contributors to Mesa this year include Jason Ekstrand, Samuel Pitoiset, Emil Velikov, Nicolai Hähnle, and Dave Airlie. 195 authors have been active in the Mesa code-base so far this year compared to 222 in 2016.

And with all of that work, the line count of Mesa continues to rise...

The current Mesa Git statistics for those enjoying a look at the development pace can find the latest GitStats here.
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