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Re: Updating project-history document

On Wed, 31 Jul 2002, Javier Fern?ndez-Sanguino Pe?a wrote:

> Index: project-history.sgml
> ===================================================================
> RCS file: /cvs/debian-doc/ddp/manuals.sgml/project-history/project-history.sgml,v
> retrieving revision 1.18
> diff -u -r1.18 project-history.sgml
> --- project-history.sgml	2002/04/22 02:54:36	1.18
> +++ project-history.sgml	2002/07/31 12:22:28
> @@ -3,7 +3,7 @@
>  <title>A Brief History of Debian</title>
>  <author>Debian Documentation Team <email>debian-doc@lists.debian.org</email>
> -<version>2.3 (last revised 21 April 2002)</version>
> +<version>2.4 (last revised 31 July 2002)</version>
>  <abstract>
>  This document describes the history and goals of the Debian project.
> @@ -215,6 +215,25 @@
>  consisted of more than 3900 binary packages derived from over 2600 source
>  packages maintained by more than 450 Debian developers.
> +<!-- (jfs) Is this too long? I do not see the number of binary/source
> +packages in the release notes, also the number of DD could be revised -->
> +<p>
> +Debian 3.0 <em>Woody</em> (19 July 2001): Named for the main character
> +in the movie: "Woody" the cowboy.
> +the movie.  Even more architectures were added in this release:

s/the movie.//

> +<url id="http://www.debian.org/ports/ia64/"; name="Ia64">,
> +<url id="http://www.debian.org/ports/hppa/"; name="HPPA">,
> +<url id="http://www.debian.org/ports/mips/"; name="mips">,
> +<url id="http://www.debian.org/ports/mipsel/"; name="mipsel">
> +and
> +<url id="http://www.debian.org/ports/s390/"; name="s390">. This is
> +also the first release to include criptographic software due to the


> +restrictions for exportation being <em>lightened</em> in the US, and

I'm not sure that the restrictions were really loosened by that much.
Debian and SPI just became more aware of how to deal with the

> +also the first one to include KDE, now that the license issues were solved.

suggestion: s/were solved/with QT were resolved/

> +More than 900 Debian developers, with Bdale Garbee recently appointed
> +Project Leader made this release which consisted of 6 binary CDs and 6
> +source CDs in the official set.
> +
>  </chapt>


With Bdale Garbee recently appointed Project Leader, and more than 900
Debian developers, this release contained in excess of 8900 (?)
packages and 7 binary CDs (6?) in the official set.

> +<p><em> "[...] we use David A. Wheeler's sloccount system to determine
> +the number of physical source lines of code (SLOC) of Debian 2.2 (aka
> +potato). We show that Debian 2.2 includes more than 55,000,000
> +physical SLOC (almost twice than Red Hat 7.1, released about 8 months
> +later), showing that the Debian development model (based on the work
> +of a large group of voluntary developers spread around the world) is
> +at least as capable as other development methods [...] It is also
> +shown that if Debian had been developed using traditional proprietary
> +methods, the COCOMO model estimates that its cost would be close to
> +$1.9 billion USD to develop Debian 2.2. In addition, we offer both an
> +analysis of the programming languages used in the distribution (C
> +amounts for about 70%, C++ for about 10%, LISP and Shell are around
> +5%, with many others to follow), and the largest packages (Mozilla,
> +the Linux kernel, PM3, XFree86, etc.)"</em>
> +
>  </sect>

I'm not sure if we should be concerned about sloccount...

If I have a chance I'll go through the rest later.

Don Armstrong

Always try to do things in chronological order.
It's less confusing that way.


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