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SLOCCount on OJS

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I have used recently the tool sloccount on the source code of the latest stable version of Open Journal Systems (OJS 2.4.5). The result is given below. It suggests that the development from scratch of such a software is a non trivial expensive task: 18M USD.

SLOC    Directory    SLOC-by-Language (Sorted)
193863  lib             php=115818,xml=77854,sh=160,perl=31
120061  plugins         xml=61444,php=58126,sh=453,perl=38
86143   locale          xml=86143
31919   classes         php=31919
21965   help            xml=21965
21619   rt              xml=21619
14607   pages           php=14607
5198    dbscripts       xml=5198
472     tools           php=472
419     registry        xml=419
373     controllers     php=373
1       top_dir         php=1
0       cache           (none)
0       docs            (none)
0       js              (none)
0       public          (none)
0       styles          (none)
0       templates       (none)

Totals grouped by language (dominant language first):
xml:         274642 (55.30%)
php:         221316 (44.56%)
sh:             613 (0.12%)
perl:            69 (0.01%)

Total Physical Source Lines of Code (SLOC)                = 496,640
Development Effort Estimate, Person-Years (Person-Months) = 135.48 (1,625.75)
(Basic COCOMO model, Person-Months = 2.4 * (KSLOC**1.05))
Schedule Estimate, Years (Months)                         = 3.46 (41.51)
(Basic COCOMO model, Months = 2.5 * (person-months**0.38))
Estimated Average Number of Developers (Effort/Schedule)  = 39.17
Total Estimated Cost to Develop                           = $ 18,301,446
(average salary = $56,286/year, overhead = 2.40).
SLOCCount, Copyright (C) 2001-2004 David A. Wheeler
SLOCCount is Open Source Software/Free Software, licensed under the GNU GPL.
SLOCCount comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, and you are welcome to
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Please credit this data as "generated using David A. Wheeler's 'SLOCCount'."

The source code of common operating systems kernels (Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS, Linux, etc) has dozens of millions of lines of code, mostly in C and in Assembler while for OJS it is approximately half a million of lines of code in PHP and in XML.

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