Comparing Operating System sizes
Slashdot links to an
that aims at comparing operating system sizes,
and their growths.
Of course operating system means Linux today, right?
Not quite, actually. They also have
a page dedicated to BSD growth.
BSD here means FreeBSD, NeTBSD, OpenBSD and Darwin,
and for NetBSD they look at the number of external
symbols for data (empty / block storage, read only
and read-writable) plus code. More symbols can mean
more code or more features features, but also more
bugs, so it's left to your own interpretation. :)
Also interesting are the
timelines, which I wonder a bit
about. My own perception was that release ("stable")
branches survive their direct successor for quite some
confirms this. Anyone want to double-check the
numbers and the graph? Updates welcome! :)
[Tags: elf, linux, size]