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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Scary Stats
Date Mon, 10 Oct 2005 09:44:00 GMT
Gav.... wrote:
> Just messing with a new program, I never bothered looking before at :-
> Forrest contains 18,344 Files in 9,004 (?) Folders using a total of 
> 114,001,433 Bytes.

I suspect you are counting the svn files here too, that more than 
doubles the file count.

> /lib is the greediest hogging 34 %

Not alot we can do about that, Cocoon is a bit bloated. However, If 
someone needs a small production footprint for Forrest it is possible to 
shrink this with various tools. I'm no expert on this, but I know it can 
be done.

> /tools is right up there with 24 %

Some stuff in tools can go.

> /whiteboard is next with 18%

Whiteboard could do with a spring clean I think, There is plenty of 
stuff in there that has no maintainer.

> then comes plugins, site-author and main totalling 21 % (8%,7%,6%)

It has been proposed that plugins move out of trunk and into their own 

Site-author can shrink considerably if we switch to using the 
locationmap since files that are the same in 0.8-dev can come from the 
0.7 repository. We only need to duplicate them when they get are changed 
with 0.8-dev specific info. However, this is a very big job, I propose 
doing this when we move to 0.9-dev. At that point I think the plan is to 
retire the 0.6 docs, so this folder should shrink alot at that point.

Main will shrink as more stuff is moved out to plugins.

> And how many are here maintaining all this ?

Remember, much of this stuff is libraries from other projects (the 34% 
in lib and a great deal in tools, for example).

Still, we do need more people.


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