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Using Git-Truck to Compare System Complexity

I was in a research project defense in which two students were proposing to compare two open source systems for their upcoming thesis: VLC – the well-known video player – and A32NX – a fly-by-wire simulator.

I quickly cloned them and opened them with Git-Truck.

It very quickly became evident that the two are not of the same complexity: neither in terms of size nor in terms of collaboration or commit history. VLC is really a monster with >800 contributors and many more files. A good discussion followed about the appropriateness of comparing the two systems for their thesis.