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

44,311
17,292
44,311
17,292
44,311
17,292
44,311
17,292
44,311
17,292
44,311
17,292
44,311
17,292
44,311
17,292
44,311
17,292
44,311
17,292
44,311
17,292
38,827
8,072
28,306
5,621
23,524
5,460
23,524
5,460
23,483
5,056
20,266
4,758
9,980
4,177
21,223
4,057
27,133
4,039
16,227
3,890
16,227
3,890
18,941
3,666
11,540
3,586
12,779
3,463
20,025
3,197
4,649
3,163
8,611
2,885
10,606
2,771
10,586
2,769
3,492
2,488
22,224
2,323
7,108
2,294
7,108
2,294
5,980
2,238
5,980
2,238
10,322
2,141
11,792
2,110
11,792
2,110
11,792
2,110
5,174
2,106
8,089
2,092
14,556
2,075
12,008
2,067
12,008
2,067
7,205
2,006
4,050
2,005
4,707
1,992
4,707
1,992
5,481
1,989
9,065
1,924
6,638
1,888
6,636
1,887
10,715
1,851
10,715
1,851
10,715
1,851
17,532
1,703
15,310
1,684
22,700
1,682
9,882
1,671
9,772
1,660
2,016
1,660
11,235
1,623
20,806
1,569
8,385
1,457
8,598
1,452
4,232
1,437
4,232
1,437
4,232
1,437
10,189
1,355
1,451
1,324
8,923
1,271
3,686
1,265
3,671
1,237
3,754
1,226
3,494
1,195
7,474
1,193