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Poll results: Most used version control systems in Eclipse

October 18, 2010

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The poll has been closed. After over 100 votes, Git has emerged as the winner, although not resoundingly so. The only notable “other” was ClearCase with about 6% of the vote. The final results table is below. Git 35% CVS 24% Mercurial 22% Other 12% Perforce 5% Bazaar 2% Thanks to all those who took […]

Poll: What version control system do you use with Eclipse?

October 11, 2010

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It was so much fun using the poll technology last time, I thought I would try again. You may be familiar with Saros — our plug-in which provides distributed collaborative editing in Eclipse — and you may even know that Saros now features version control system (VCS) integration, so that all participants can work directly […]

An Open Source Eco-System?

September 6, 2010

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To summarise the prior writings from my doctoral thesis: I’ve shown how there are both notable differences and similarities between certain measures of FLOSS repositories (such as number of contributors attracted, rate of contributions, complexity control work, etc.) The pattern of similarities and differences that emerged clearly differentiated one group (containing Debian, GNOME, and KDE) […]

Saros @ ICSE

May 14, 2010

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ICSE 2010 is over. Those lucky enough to have gone have had their reward of first dibs on the material presented, so now I can present a brief summary of the paper that we in the Software Engineering group at Freie Universität produced for that conference. The paper is both a way of announcing Saros […]

The Catalyst Effect in FLOSS Repositories

April 26, 2010

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In the course of my PhD studies, I proposed that when a project makes a transition from one repository to another, you could expect to see significant changes to a project’s evolutionary characteristics. Indeed, I covered this in earlier posts, discussing the transition from SourceForge to Debian. Here, we saw that the number of developers […]

Continuing the Empirical Results: Anti-Regressive Work

April 19, 2010

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It has been a while since I wrote about my research into FLOSS, for which there are a few reasons. When last I wrote I was approaching my PhD defence, and for the whole PhD process to come to an end I had to wait until January this year, when my thesis was officially approved. […]

(Not) Going to ICSE

April 9, 2010

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My colleagues and I recently had a paper accepted to the CHASE workshop (Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering) at ICSE 2010. The programme details are now available. ICSE 2010 is in Cape Town, South Africa this year, which makes me all the more sad that I can’t go. The presentation of the paper […]