A friend of mine has sent me a link to awesome videos produced with an open source tool called Gource
The tool is really awesome as its capable of producing amazing graphical visualizations from source tree repositories obtained from software SVN or GIT repositories
Someone used it to create a wonderful videos and relate the graphical visualization with wondeful music to show graphically the Software development for the main Free Software Projects. 😉
The points which move around in videos are graphical representation of the repository source, the nodes which buzzle around are users who commit source in the project repositories.
The whole graphical representation is being generated based on all the latest source hold inside the software repository, on top of the videos its visible the date of each of the source commits.
Below are few of the nice videos, the rest are available for checkout in Youtube, Enjoy! 😉
OpenOffice Development – Graphical representation
PHP Development – Graphical representation
History of Python development since 1990 with Gource
Development of MySQL 2000-2010 – Graphical representation
Perl development history in less then 4 minutes. Visualized with gource.