On Sat, Oct 12, 2019 at 11:20:01AM -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
On Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 05:53:26PM -0400, Stephen John Smoogen
> There has been a shrinking packager problem for years due to multiple problems
Has there? I'm not really seeing a significant change in the number of
people making changes in dist-git over time. See attached svg. Maybe a
little down from 2013-2016, but seems mostly flat 2016-2019.
It's not significantly growing, which may be a problem itself, but let's not
get over-dramatic without evidence.
Also see the Contributors by Week graph here
although note I don't have that broken out with _just_ dist-git activity (it
also includes bodhi karma and wiki edits).
Again, not seeing the growth I'd love, but I also don't see a contributor
Based on those graphs, I'd say there's slow shrinking. It appears to be linear
since ~2016. But what is interesting, is that the shrinking mostly affects
"the occasional contributor": the green top 1% appear unchanged, the yellow
top 10% barely budge, but the last 50% is clearly shrinking.