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

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Michiel Hendriks • Edited

When a project is stable it doesn't mean it is no longer maintained. When there are bugs which aren't being addressed for a longer period, then a project is no longer maintained.
I've seen plenty really stable projects which did not get a commit in years, for which then a bug is found and fixed within a couple of days.
Old does not mean broken. For example zlib, last release was 4 years ago.