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Re: Request for download stats on release

From: "Dave Page" <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: "Josh Berkus" <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>,"PostgreSQL www" <pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Request for download stats on release
Date: 2004-08-11 16:15:56
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Josh Berkus [mailto:josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com] 
> Sent: 11 August 2004 17:07
> To: Dave Page; PostgreSQL www
> Subject: Re: [pgsql-www] Request for download stats on release
> Dave,
> > Last time round we did tell them that this wasn't going to become a 
> > regular request.
> Yes, but last time round we also didn't get the figures; many 
> mirrors never responded, and others did for the week *after* 
> release week.
> > We can certainly email them, however bear in mind that it 
> tends to be 
> > the smaller mirrors that help, so the stats are not going 
> to be that 
> > accurate.
> Oh.  Then there isn't any way to get a reasonably accurate 
> download count?

Not that I know of. The larger sites (the likes of sunsite,, etc.) are unlikely to start grepping their ftp
logs for us. The smaller ones, run by community members are far more
likely to, but then how representative are their stats?

I think the only way you'll get anything more than 'it's at least x' is
by hiding the downloads behind a php script that logs each download, no
matter which mirror it's from - and even then you'll still miss those
users that use ftp the 'proper way'.

Regards, Dave.

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