Maintainer Activity

The first is the "Developers" link at the bottom of project pages (for example, http:// drupal.org/project/developers/3060), which takes you to a table, shown in Figure B-7, displaying a list of the individual developers who are maintaining (or have maintained) the project. The data shown here are the commits, or code changes to a project, by everyone who has ever had access.

From this information, you can get a general idea of who within the project has been working on it the longest, how active each contributor is, and how much experience each has with a given project's code. A sign of a good, healthy project is lots of recent commit activity, along with numerous contributors in the list if some of the original folks are no longer around. If this list is small, and the last commit was several months ago, particularly if the project's issue queue shows warning signs, it may be worth looking for alternative solutions, or perhaps offering the maintainer payment for the changes you need, in order to help entice her interest again.

Developers for Drupal

User

Last commit

First commit

Commits

webchick

1 day ago

1 week ago

21 commits

Dries

1 day ago

8 years ago

16220 commits

drumm

1 week ago

2 years ago

1084 commits

Gabor Hojtsy

7 weeks ago

1 year ago

2390 commits

[email protected]

34 weeks ago

2 years ago

715 commits

Steven

1 year ago

7 years ago

2083 commits

Kjartan

1 year ago

8 years ago

694 commits

Natrak

4 years ago

8 years ago

174 commits

Jeroen

7 years ago

8 years ago

253 commits

Figure B-7. A list of developers for the Drupal project, along with commit activity

Figure B-7. A list of developers for the Drupal project, along with commit activity

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