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Re: Request for download stats on release

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: "Dave Page" <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>,"PostgreSQL www" <pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Request for download stats on release
Date: 2004-08-11 17:23:23
Message-ID: 200408111923.23566.peter_e@gmx.net (view raw or flat)
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Am Mittwoch, 11. August 2004 18:06 schrieb Josh Berkus:
> Oh.  Then there isn't any way to get a reasonably accurate download count?

These download counts would be completely random anyway.  Most people get 
their dose of PostgreSQL via an OS distributor.  (Just look how often someone 
asks a question about PostgreSQL 7.2.1; these are the people stuck on Debian 
"stable".)  And even they are unable to count the downloads, because they 
have mirrors, and people mirror the mirrors, and put mirrors on their 
laptops.

Additionally, PostgreSQL is in or near the default installation in many 
distributions, so even if you knew the install count, you don't know anything 
about who actually uses it.

If you want some amusing (nonabsolute) usage statistics, I recommend 
<http://popcon.debian.org/>.

-- 
Peter Eisentraut
http://developer.postgresql.org/~petere/

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