25

When I click on a project with a lot of forks, I see the following message:

Couldn't load network graph.

Too many forks to display.

Example: https://github.com/odoo/odoo/network

What to do when this is displayed? How can I see the forks of a project when it's hosted on GitHub and there are too many to list according to the network graph?

21

I just stumbled across an app called Stargazers forks which lets you see all the forked versions of a repo regardless of how many forks there are. You can sort by number of issues, stars, or last updated.

For example: http://forked.yannick.io/odoo/odoo

  • Very useful, thanks! I use the Lovely forks browser extension to see the one most popular fork when I visit a repo, but yannick's site is good for browsing the complete list. – joeytwiddle Nov 12 '18 at 3:03
7

If GitHub won't show you the network graph because there are too many forks, try the Members tab instead.

You may still get the following warning:

Woah, this network is huge! We're showing only some of this network's repositories.

but at least you'll be able to see some of the forks.

  • 1
    Alright, but this seems to be a limitation of github somehow i.e. to see "some of the forks" is not the same as seeing them all :) Up-voting for the recommendation, though. – Meetai.com Apr 24 '15 at 23:49
4

Also you can use GitHub API ( https://developer.github.com/v3 ) and parse JSON in any language to filter data ( only names and links to forks )

https://api.github.com/repos/odoo/odoo/forks

In response headers you can find next pages

Link:"<https://api.github.com/repositories/19745004/forks?page=2>; rel="next", <https://api.github.com/repositories/19745004/forks?page=122>; rel="last""

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.