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Re: [Lzip-bug] Source code repository for lzip

From: Michał Górny
Subject: Re: [Lzip-bug] Source code repository for lzip
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:19:22 +0100

Dnia 2014-02-25, o godz. 17:03:48
Antonio Diaz Diaz <address@hidden> napisał(a):

> Michał Górny wrote:
> > Well, public source code repositories make it easier to analyze the
> > history of a project.
> And what is the use of analizing the history of a project in such 
> detail? The ChangeLog is not enough?

A repository has more formal format that makes it easy to track
the style of introducing changes and the authors. It also makes it
easier to contribute and reference the code (especially if it comes
with a public viewer like gitweb).

> > For one, without the source code repository Ohloh is unable to
> > properly analyze lzip and uses some likely-ancient data.
> Properly analyze? You mean using a method even stupidier than counting 
> lines of code[1] (Ohloh counts commits) to assess the quality of a project?
> With such method, a project written by a legion of monkeys can easily 
> rank higher than any masterpiece of software.

I was more wondering about the number of contributors. Unless I am
missing something, you seem to be the only person that has ever
contributed to lzip, and this makes me worry about the bus factor.

Best regards,
Michał Górny

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