To help give a rough outline of how 2008 looked like in RelEng, I thought these numbers were interesting :
- 4 people (bhearsum, joduinn, nthomas, rhelmer)
- 3 code lines (FF2.0.x, FF3.0.x, and a few straggler machines on FF1.5.x)
- 89 machines
- 9 people (alice, aki, bhearsum, catlee, coop, joduinn, nthomas, as well as part time: armen, lsblakk)
- 5 code lines (FF2.0.x, FF3.0.x, mozilla-191, mozilla-central, tracemonkey) all with full sets of build/unittest/talos machines
- 269 machines
I tried to figure out how many releases we did during the year. According to https://wiki.mozilla.org/Releases , we did 40 releases during 2008. However, there’s some other releases I remember happening which never made it to that list, so I actually don’t know what the fully accurate count is. Regardless, “at least 40 releases”, that’s a lot!!