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Ask HN: Which GitHub repo has the most open issues?

Any way to find that out?

8 pointshguhghuff posted 3 months ago6 Comments
6 Comments:
ponyous said 3 months ago:

Why would that metric be useful? Geniuenly wondering. I learned in the past that open issues are not indicator of how useful the library is.

Example: Worked on a project that used a library with 150 open and 3500 closed issues. Turns out it was a disaster we had to replace. It was disaster mainly because most closed issues were closed by a bot after 14 days and we didn't realise this.

mtmail said 3 months ago:

https://github.com/rust-lang/rust currenly has 4738 open and 25,000 closed.

https://github.com/golang/go currently has 4412 open and 27,000 closed.

https://github.com/npm/npm had 2166 before moving to community,forum.

https://github.com/ariya/phantomjs stopped at 1823 open.

https://github.com/elastic/elasticsearch currently has 1734 open and 18,000 closed.

egor-n said 3 months ago:

https://github.com/flutter/flutter/issues has 5491 open and 14800 closed issues.

Someone1234 said 3 months ago:

https://github.com/dotnet/roslyn/issues has 5750 open and 12,407 closed

thedevindevops said 3 months ago:

A very useful resource: https://www.codetriage.com/

jakeogh said 3 months ago:

https://github.com/ytdl-org/youtube-dl/issues has 2,350 open and 14,371 closed