The 1.4 stable release features 5 new reproducible papers and multiple other enhancements. The main new feature is the addition of the IWAVE modeling package from Bill Symes and The Rice Inversion Project.
According to the SourceForge statistics, the previous 1.3 stable distribution (released six months ago) has been downloaded more than 2,000 times. The total number of Madagascar downloads has reached 20,000. According to Ohloh.net, the year before 1.4 release was the period of record development activity, with 27 contributors (up 35% compared to the previous year) making 1,500 commits to the repository (up 70%). Ohloh.net says that Madagascar “has a well established, mature codebase maintained by a large development team with increasing year-over-year commits” and estimated 125 man-years of effort.