Since Linaro began engineering in June 2010, we have operated openly, providing full access to information about our project status and deliverables. As the scope of Linaro has expanded, we have found the need to adapt our engineering cycles and bring in new project management tools. We are now in the process of building the systems that will collect data from these tools and present it once again to our ecosystem. Previously this access was provided through status.linaro.org (which now redirects to this page), but this has now been removed as we develop the new system. For the time being, we will not be providing real-time status data. To check on the progress of individual projects, please visit the relevant JIRA engineering cards. The generic data below will be updated on a monthly basis.
Before Linaro was founded, the number of lines of code within each newly released version of the Linux kernel was increasing rapidly. Since beginning to consolidate and optimize code in the kernel, the quantity of ARM code has stopped rising so fast. Linaro has been ranked in the top Linux contributors for most of the kernel versions released from 2011, but we have balanced the quantity of insertions with deletions of redundant code.
We started collecting patches data in January 2011 - the chart above shows the numbers of patches submitted upstream each month over the last nine months. Click on the graph to find out more detail, including number of engineers submitting patches, patches by working group and how many patches have been accepted into mainline projects.
The last nine months have seen peaks of activity around the Linaro Connect events held in Copenhagen at the end of October and in Hong Kong at the beginning of March. December is seasonally slow due to the holidays. The interesting thing in the YouTube views is the pick up on the LinaroOnAir channel - this is the channel we use the live streaming of the sessions and the videos continue to accumulate views after Linaro Connect concludes. The big peak in the last month is driven by the video of Greg Kroah-Hartman's keynote at Linaro Connect, on LinaroOnAir: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMeH7wqOwXA and, for comparison, on LinaroOrg: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiED1K98lnw. For the next Connect, we are planning to improve the quality of the live feeds so that we only have a single version of each session on the YouTube and it includes good, clear video and audio and the slide in a readable form.
Linaro Connect is held multiple times each year and is the place where the Linux-on-ARM community meets to discuss engineering and progress projects in discussion and hacking sessions. More information about attending Linaro Connect can be found on the Linaro website: www.linaro.org/connect