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21 July 2009, 08:53

KDE gets millionth commit

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KDE logo The KDE developers have announced that KDE has reached the millionth commit to its Subversion repository. A commit is when a change to the source code of KDE is added to the source code control system, allowing other developers to download the change. According to the developers, the 500,000th commit occurred in January 2006 and the 750,000th commit in December 2007. The millionth commit was a made by Kevin Ottens who was modifying parts of Akonadi, the KDE PIM storage system.

Cornelius Schumacher, President of KDE e.V, congratulated the developers on the work done and complemented the Subversion developers on "a reliable and capable system that has served us extremely well for many years". However, he noted that new distributed tools such as Git, Mercurial and Bazaar, may well be better suited to how developers work as they move away from centralised code management.

The Amarok developers have announced that Amarok has become the first KDE project to move to Git, with the project now being hosted at


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