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Discussion on: How do You Tell if a Project is Maintained?

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Jackson Roach

I usually look at commit activity, build status, release and PR activity.

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shadowtime2000 Author

Does build status really apply though? I see many really maintained and popular projects with failing build statuses. Also by PR activity, are you talking about stale/no response on PRs?

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Jackson Roach

I guess build status doesn't really imply maintained, but if it's passing builds I know it's actively maintained.

Stale PRs is for sure a big indicator, but I think more important is PR's that are merged, as well as commits.