Branch lifecycle statistics?

Michael Hudson michael.hudson at
Sun May 24 12:21:02 BST 2009

Jonathan Lange wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm interested in getting branch lifecycle statistics for Launchpad.
> In particular, I'm interested in getting statistics on the time
> between creating a branch and landing a branch.
> I think I can work on the assumption that all the core developers have
> roughly accurate clocks. In that case, the date started is probably
> the minimum of the date the branch was first created on Launchpad, and
> the date of the first revision of the branch. 

... that was introduced into the mainline branch by this branch.  Or
something like that -- not revision 1 of the branch, in any case :)

> The date merged is then,
> roughly, the date of the revision that merges the branch.
> Does this sound right? Am I missing anything?

It sounds about right to me.


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