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

44,755
17,505
44,755
17,505
44,755
17,505
44,755
17,505
44,755
17,505
44,755
17,505
44,755
17,505
44,755
17,505
44,755
17,505
44,755
17,505
44,755
17,505
39,356
10,377
39,433
8,192
24,427
5,794
24,427
5,794
28,431
5,643
24,160
5,178
20,451
4,825
10,066
4,202
27,765
4,175
21,302
4,067
16,468
3,946
16,468
3,946
19,299
3,727
11,563
3,573
12,784
3,488
20,081
3,200
4,700
3,181
8,659
2,904
10,949
2,832
10,941
2,829
3,523
2,535
26,533
2,504
7,332
2,376
7,332
2,376
6,075
2,256
6,075
2,256
12,199
2,197
12,199
2,197
12,199
2,197
10,483
2,196
8,246
2,166
5,304
2,135
12,169
2,104
12,169
2,104
14,653
2,099
4,115
2,023
7,232
2,015
4,754
2,004
4,754
2,004
5,618
1,991
6,705
1,955
6,693
1,949
9,069
1,925
10,816
1,871
10,816
1,871
10,816
1,871
18,245
1,796
10,037
1,714
23,088
1,698
15,450
1,694
2,058
1,692
9,924
1,689
21,897
1,662
11,340
1,629
8,428
1,460
8,650
1,455
1,550
1,442
4,241
1,429
4,241
1,429
4,241
1,429
10,375
1,355
3,749
1,285
9,006
1,283
3,687
1,241
3,776
1,227