Tuesday, April 22, 2008

More bugs than revisions

(Debian bug count from http://master.debian.org/~ajt)

Heard as an aside: "that project's got more bugs than revisions!"

Which made me think what kind of project might reasonably expect that statement to be true. The space shuttle software as a whole, perhaps? Lots of testing implies lots of bugs, and scrupulous code reviews means fewer commits.

At the other end of things, many small projects might get a few hundred revisions and then a few hundred bugs over time. Of course, most bugs will end up closed in one way or another.

Anybody able to point to a real project with more bugs than revisions?

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