Since February 2012 I have been the maintainer of the Statistics module in Drupal core. Since then I have overseen two pretty big changes to the module.
Admittedly this was after in 2011 I tried to get the module removed from Drupal core.
The first big change was to remove a good chunk of the module, the access log. This tracked things like referrers and visitors, which most people do in a service like Google Analytics. This was committed by Dries to Drupal 8 in early 2013.
Over the last few weeks I’ve been spending a lot of time with Drupal 8 and Composer. This has lead me building up a PoC for a client and diving into the issue queues and IRC. In this post I wanted to document some of the processes I’ve been looking at.