Question to the developpers?

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3 weeks 4 days ago #168126 by kabeda
kabeda created the topic: Question to the developpers?
Hi,
I just want to know: How long did it take you to program the first version of Limesurvey?
I ask this question because I see that Limesurvey's source is not very easy to developp.

Thanks,

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3 weeks 4 days ago #168173 by holch
holch replied the topic: Question to the developpers?
The first version of LS is from many years ago and was called PHPSurveyor. I don't think any of the current developers was actually involved in the first version of Limesurvey.

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3 weeks 4 days ago #168174 by LouisGac
LouisGac replied the topic: Question to the developpers?
Rewriting everything from scratch is always a temptation, but it's practically never a good idea.
When we'll convert LimeSurvey to Yii2, all the different parts of limeSurvey will become Yii Modules, so it will be much cleaner and easier to maintain.

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3 weeks 2 days ago #168284 by DenisChenu
DenisChenu replied the topic: Question to the developpers?
Use git gui :) (strange i didn't see a -reverse in man of git log : www.git-scm.com/docs/git-log )

1st «commit» in 2003
1st commit of a Carsten Smith in 2005 for … french version 8o

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3 weeks 15 hours ago #168361 by kabeda
kabeda replied the topic: Question to the developpers?
Hi,
It seems that my question was not as clear as I want!
I need to know how long did the first version (Phpsurveyvor?) take to born and how many parents did it have.
It is for my studies and the question is: How long does it take to create a strong application and how many developpers do you need in your group? You have to choose a type and explain where are the difficulties.

I have the answer for the second question but it would of you if you can give me the first one.

Thanks,

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2 weeks 6 days ago #168365 by LouisGac
LouisGac replied the topic: Question to the developpers?
kabeda ,as said by Denis, you should learn to use git.
Git will provide you all the info you need, you can even quantify them.
For the first phpsurveyor, you'd rather contact directly Jason Cleeland.

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2 weeks 6 days ago #168371 by holch
holch replied the topic: Question to the developpers?

How long does it take to create a strong application and how many developpers do you need in your group?


And in addition to what Louis and Denis said: Your question is basically impossible to answer.
-What is a "strong application"? How do you define strong applications?
-Rule of thumb (which might have exceptions): More developers, less time. Less developers, more time. So how do you want to answer this question with those two variables open?

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1 week 6 days ago - 1 week 6 days ago #168582 by DenisChenu
DenisChenu replied the topic: Question to the developpers?
Else LimeSurvey (and a lot of Floss project) are on www.openhub.net/p/limesurvey

And “estimated cost” is here : www.openhub.net/p/limesurvey/estimated_cost

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1 week 6 days ago - 1 week 6 days ago #168620 by holch
holch replied the topic: Question to the developpers?
While I think that LS is an extremely valuable software, I highly doubt that actually 143 man years went into this.

LS was first registered in 2003, so 15 years ago. 143 man years would mean that during the last 15 years between 9 and 10 developers have worked full time on developing LS. I guess the project would have been happy if they actually had 5 full time developers (or the equivalent in contributors) to the project, don't you agree, Denis?

I guess this system of openhub includes the Yii code into its calculations?

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1 week 6 days ago - 1 week 6 days ago #168629 by DenisChenu
DenisChenu replied the topic: Question to the developpers?
Working very quick … super hero dev ;) .

But right : /framework + ./thrid_party + /applications/third_party need to be removed :).

PS : www.openhub.net/p/limesurvey/enlistments

Open Hub ignored 10774 files during processing.


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1 week 6 days ago #168631 by holch
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Working very quick … super hero dev ;) .


No doubt that some developers here are super heroes! :-)

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