Github Forks

Due to the high range of values this graph uses a logarithmic scale

This metric shows how often the source code repository has been forked on GitHub.

A fork is a copy of a repository. Forking a repository allows you to freely experiment with changes without affecting the original project.

Most commonly, forks are used to either propose changes to someone else's project or to use someone else's project as a starting point for your own idea.

Source: GitHub Documentation

A high number of forks can indicate an active development community around a library.

However if a library becomes unmaintained users of a library might have continued maintaining their own patched variants of a library via forks. This can lead to community-owned forks or, in worse cases, a fragmented development landscape and a library fading away.

A high number of forks in combination with a lot of unanswered pull requests often means that a library is not actively maintained at the moment.

Most forks

49,518
19,188
49,518
19,188
49,518
19,188
49,518
19,188
49,518
19,188
49,518
19,188
49,518
19,188
49,518
19,188
49,518
19,188
49,518
19,188
49,518
19,188
49,518
19,188
49,518
19,188
52,149
13,114
43,763
9,049
32,609
8,359
32,609
8,359
27,199
5,641
29,181
5,538
22,070
5,198
22,066
5,196
33,333
4,876
18,683
4,774
18,683
4,774
18,683
4,774
18,683
4,774
11,548
4,628
11,548
4,628
11,548
4,628
11,548
4,628
11,548
4,628
11,548
4,628
11,548
4,628
22,081
4,108
23,052
4,007
12,730
3,564
11,500
3,455
5,312
3,336
12,502
3,151
12,501
3,150
9,095
3,042
32,766
3,018
9,320
2,921
9,320
2,921
14,936
2,775
34,240
2,775
14,936
2,775
14,936
2,775
11,580
2,720
9,611
2,708
3,748
2,695
2,437
2,498
7,358
2,464
7,357
2,462
6,749
2,383
6,749
2,383
6,749
2,383
13,485
2,357
13,485
2,357
6,048
2,243
4,375
2,183
15,255
2,179
3,701
2,164
9,070
2,132
7,541
2,084
6,388
2,063
21,408
2,028
11,417
1,987
11,074
1,946
11,485
1,916
11,485
1,916
11,485
1,916
2,360
1,846
25,138
1,757
12,029
1,667
8,670
1,544
4,226
1,525
9,019
1,505
4,251
1,446