2011 and Koha – By the numbers

2011 was a pretty huge year for Koha in a lot of ways. Here’s some of the highlights.

Releases

  • We did 2 time based feature releases, 3.4.0 and 3.6.0
  • 9 Releases of 3.2.x (3.2.3 – 3.2.11)
  • 7 Releases of 3.4.x (3.4.1 – 3.4.7)
  • 2 Releases of 3.6.x (3.6.1, 3.6.2)
  • Thats a total of 20 releases in 2011

Developments

  • Switched to Template::Toolkit from HTML::Template::Pro
  • 1478 Bugs set to Needs Signoff
  • 1232 Were signed off
  • 1204 Bugs had patches pushed
  • 2184 commits to the code repository
  • 284 commits to the Document repository (The Koha manual)

Developers

  • 41 New developers added code to Koha in 2011
  • 167 Developers have added code to Koha since August 1999
  • 95 Developers worked on Koha in 2011
  • Biggest month was April with 40 different developers having patches pushed
  • Kohacon11 in India was a great success
  • We got our second husband and wife developer team

Some other not so nice things happened, but they were caused by people outside of Koha so I’m not going to bother with those.

2011 was the 3rd year in a row that had more commits added to it than the previous, and as you can see with the new developers the community is still growing rapidly. There is now a Koha developer on every continent (except antartica) and Koha libraries in more countries every month.

2011 was also the year of cross company collaboration, with many joint development projects and companies combining to share costs of development, as well as many libraries joining together to fund projects.

But my favourite thing is it has once again been a year of open communication, open discussion and open development, nothing is hidden and developments are released as they are done. Most companies have public git repositories so you can see the development as it is being done. In my humble opinion this is the best thing about Koha.

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