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December 6, 2005

How Many Lines of Code in Windows?

Filed under: Reviews,SD Tools — admin @ 11:22 am

In Vincent Maraia’s The Build Master (recommended) there’s a helpful little chart on the size in lines of code for Windows NT:

Ship Date Product Dev Team Size Test Team Size Lines of code (LoC)
Jul-93 NT 1.0 (released as 3.1) 200 140 4-5 million
Sep-94 NT 2.0 (released as 3.5) 300 230 7-8 million
May-95 NT 3.0 (released as 3.51) 450 325 9-10 million
Jul-96 NT 4.0 (released as 4.0) 800 700 11-12 million
Dec-99 NT 5.0 (Windows 2000) 1,400 1,700 29+ million
Oct-01 NT 5.1 (Windows XP) 1,800 2,200 40 million
Apr-03 NT 5.2 (Windows Server 2003) 2,000 2,400 50 million

 

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