Sustainability within Simutrans

Posted: December 17, 2014 in Uncategorized


Sustainability in an open source project is a key point to consider. Since its creation as a hobby project in 1997, Simutrans has undergone many changes. It is currently on version 120.01 and still has an average of 722 Commits over a 12 month period. Although the number of commits had declined slightly year-on-year, the number of contributors has maintained over the past 12 months. If we were to look at a 5 year trend, the number of contributors has doubled which leads me to believe that the Simutrans community are still working hard to keep the project alive.

Looking at the Version history it seems there are new patches and downloads every 2-3 years with there being other smaller updates available in between.

Looking at the Simutrans project, it seems like Simutrans has the sustainability factor. It still has a great following in the community forums and still issues regular updates. It seems like the possibilities are endless with what could be done to make this game more advanced. I predict this project will be long standing as it still has a lotof appeal to its fans.


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