re: How much popularity does a software project need? VIEW POST

re: A counter-example I've noticed to the instinct of gravitating towards tools with huge amounts of ongoing activity is with Clojure and Common Lisp l...

There is a lot to be said for projects that actually achieve "done". A lot of projects will keep adding features and bloat so that it diverges from its original goal, and others will just be abandoned in a buggy state. But a project that's actually "complete" is really hard to achieve and is a sign of a well-made and high-quality library.

As an example, I recently adopted thumbnailator for basic image manipulation in Java, even though it hasn't received an update in years. But every indication I found shows that the product is fully mature and complete, even with the author stating that he is not accepting PRs anymore! And I have no heartburn about adopting this "older" technology at all.

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