According to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2SED6sewRw this talk (dated 2008!!!) they have an average of about 5 changes PER HOUR, every hour.
That's 5 changes, 24/7/365.
@gregkh gave this talk several times over the years, with the rate of changes per hour going _UP_!
IIRC the last talk I saw mentioned an amazing 8 changes per hour!
If you check the talk mentioned earlier (remember, this was 2008!!!) you'll see how to scale a workflow for a big community easily. And nobody can argue that this does not work: The kernel community does this for about 15 years now (probably longer).
Why can't we have nice things in #nixpkgs land?
Common arguments are "we are not enough devs", "we don't have the manpower" and similar things.
I think this does not apply. Smaller communities like nixpkgs have implemented that workflow (proof: have a look at sourcehut). It _does_ scale from small, even tiny communities, to the biggest software project known to day.
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