This page contains only irrelevant and unhelpful information and statistics about Alpine Linux. If you are going to prepare a talk about Alpine Linux, perhaps some information mentioned here can be used for the intro.
The first release
- Archives going back to 1.1 are (currently) at http://ancient.alpinelinux.org
- First public mention of "Alpine Linux" is archived here: http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.linux.leaf.devel/1183 (2005)
- The first saved release notes were made for 1.7.3.
"Alpine" originally stood for A Linux Powered Integrated Network Engine. The idea was that the distribution would be focused on networking, and be a tiny "engine" or framework, which larger systems could be built upon. Today, "Alpine" is nothing more than a name.
Who is working on Alpine Linux?
- Check the statistics of cgit, e. g. aports
- aports statistics provided by Ohloh.
Packages per release
Commit per year to aports
2008 : 146 2009 : 3122 2010 : 3365 2011 : 5561 2012 : 3693
"High score list" of committer to aports
13465 Natanael Copa 1178 William Pitcock 910 Leonardo Arena 732 Carlo Landmeter 480 Francesco Colista
First commit to aports
The first commit in git was made:
commit 645531103b2ee8ef54d53a58eca3b52f7d3fb9ac Author: Natanael Copa <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Sat Oct 18 09:16:29 2008 +0000 added busybox