Re: Postgres mail list traffic over time

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Postgres mail list traffic over time
Date: 2008-11-21 04:43:58
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On Thu, 2008-11-20 at 22:36 -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> I got interested by Bruce's plot of PG email traffic here
> and decided to try to extend it into the past. The data I have
> available is just my own incoming mail log, but being a pack-rat by
> nature I have that back to April 1998. Attached is a graph of Postgres
> list messages per month since then. I should note that this covers only
> the mail lists I'm subscribed to, which has been most of them since
> about 1999; but the first few numbers in this chart are undercounts by
> comparison. Also, the very last dot is month-to-date for November and
> so is an underestimate.
> So, to a first approximation, the PG list traffic has been constant
> since 2000. Not the result I expected.

Am I reading your graph wrong? I show a sharp increase right before 2006
and then a small drop off but a constant after that?

I know that my email (I am pretty sure I am subscribed to at least as
many lists as you) has been on a steady incline, especially through
-general and -hackers.

Joshua D. Drake

> regards, tom lane

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