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Matthias Vallentin

The VAST project is roughly a decade old. But what happened over the last 10 years? This blog post looks back over time through the lens of the git merge commits.

Why merge commits? Because they represent a unit of completed contribution. Feature work takes place in dedicated branches, with the merge to the main branch sealing the deal. Some feature branches have just one commit, whereas others dozens. The distribution is not uniform. As of 6f9c84198 on Sep 2, 2022, there are a total of 13,066 commits, with 2,334 being merges (17.9%). We’ll take a deeper look at the merge commits.