> > Potato was released August 15, 2000. That means Woody is approaching two
> > years. (http://www.debian.org/News/2000/20000815)
> > Slink was released March 9, 1999. That means potato took 18 months.
> > (http://www.debian.org/News/1999/19990309)
> > Hamm was released July 24, 1998. That means slink took a little over 7
> > months. (http://www.debian.org/News/1998/19980724)
> > Debian 1.3 was released June 2, 1997. That means Hamm took almost 14
> > months. (http://www.debian.org/News/1997/19970602)
> > Before this, the News section does not tell.
> > Woody will be the longest Debian release cycle to date. Hopefully for
> > ever.
> Hrm. I'm not so hopeful, but not complaining, either.
> What's the packages per developer per release time average?
Packages from main+contrib+non-free Packages.gz entries
Potato developers from Potato release notes
Woody developers from devel/people page
Packages Arch Time Developers
bo (1.3.1): 1126 1 ? ?
hamm (2.0): 3400 2 14 months ?
slink (2.1): 9457 4 7 months ?
potato (2.2): 23957 6 18 months ~500
woody (3.0): 90497 11 2 years ~1000
(warnings: developers don't mean active developers, package can build
easily on all arch, stats are always flawed, Pentium bug in computation,
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