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

45,920
17,922
45,920
17,922
45,920
17,922
45,920
17,922
45,920
17,922
45,920
17,922
45,920
17,922
45,920
17,922
45,920
17,922
45,920
17,922
45,920
17,922
45,920
17,922
45,920
17,922
42,471
11,192
40,726
8,469
26,675
6,522
26,675
6,522
28,683
5,611
25,168
5,381
20,913
4,937
20,913
4,937
20,912
4,937
29,202
4,429
10,453
4,309
21,483
4,070
16,956
4,038
16,956
4,038
16,956
4,038
16,956
4,038
20,106
3,814
12,766
3,546
11,558
3,546
4,882
3,250
20,162
3,184
8,772
2,938
11,462
2,936
11,443
2,935
28,723
2,676
3,618
2,611
7,821
2,532
7,821
2,532
13,037
2,397
13,037
2,397
13,037
2,397
10,906
2,350
8,734
2,336
6,266
2,285
6,266
2,285
6,266
2,285
12,563
2,179
12,563
2,179
5,538
2,167
14,848
2,129
6,912
2,106
6,899
2,098
4,190
2,064
7,331
2,029
4,810
2,015
4,810
2,015
5,807
2,009
9,069
1,941
19,885
1,892
11,018
1,885
11,018
1,885
11,018
1,885
24,100
1,877
10,399
1,779
10,287
1,769
2,161
1,757
1,839
1,747
23,744
1,720
15,575
1,694
11,541
1,631
8,519
1,481
8,734
1,453
4,256
1,426
4,256
1,426
4,256
1,426
10,803
1,376
3,947
1,358
9,138
1,307