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The (quantitative) history of LibreOffice

Using information in development repositories of the project, the talk will explore the short but interesting history of LibreOffice and how different it is becoming from

17.Oct.2012 from 11:30 to 12:30
60 minutes
Konferenzraum 2

Details of the Talk

The public information in the LibreOffice project development repositories (source code management, issue tracking, etc.) offers the opportunity of analyzing in detail how it is evolving over time. Several techniques will be used to show different aspects of this evolution, along with interpretations and findings of the analysis. A part of the presentation will be, in fact, the presentation of various plots of this evolution, and of the comparison with the code base.

In the case of the source code, not only the classical commit / committers analysis will be presented, but also some more specialized and detailed information, such as branch analysis, territoriality of code and frequency of changes, areas of code needing attention, etc. In addition, differential analysis between releases will be performed. Some specific analysis will also be shown.

Based on the results of those analysis, the talk will also present some specific parameters that could be the basis of a monitoring system for the evolution of the project, and a dashboard implementing a part of that monitoring. Since all the tools used for the data gathering and analysis are free software, they will also be presented for the benefit of those interesting in replicating the results.

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