One year by the numbers

One year ago Kettle was open sourced under the LGPL license. I never ever anticipated that the consequences of doing that would be as “big” as they have been. Here are a few numbers to beat in the year to come:

  • 1 RAD week at Pentaho (Orlando)
  • 3 developer summits at Pentaho (Orlando)
  • 5 releases (2.2.0, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.0 & 2.3.1)
  • 53 team members
  • 76 (registered) feature requests implemented
  • 158 posters:
    • 1570 posts by myself
    • 1382 posts by “Anonymous”
    • 257 posts by Hassan
    • 138 posts by Sven
    • 129 posts by Jens
  • 363 (registered) bugs fixed
  • 4.781 forum posts in 1257 threads.
  • 8.713 source code commits by 20 people:
    • 6709 by myself
    • 510 by Tom Quinn
    • 450 by Johnny Van Hentenryck
    • 307 by Sven Boden
    • 357 by Jens Bleuel
    • 237 by Bernardo Arlandis
  • 87.064 new lines of code

This is the perfect opertunity to send out a big thank you to all the people that downloaded Kettle and an even bigger thank you to all the folks that supported Kettle with comments, bug reports, source code, patches & documentation! A big thank you also goes to all the companies that supported Kettle along the way by buying support contracts, filing feature requests with use-cases, providing us with new ideas, etc.

The numbers above show that Kettle development is going strong and is supported by a really nice community. (We have almost no trolling or flamebaits) Kettle is becoming better every day because of that and the new 2.4.0 release is shaping up to be a really nice release indeed.

It’s been an honour to be part of this wonderful open source story! Let’s take it to the next level in the coming year: there is nothing we can’t do in the ETL space…



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