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Re: [vox] Breakdown of Tux Paint downloads
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Re: [vox] Breakdown of Tux Paint downloads

I bet the majority of your Linux users use yum or apt-get to install
it, so you'd need to get stats from the distro mirrors to get real
numbers.  That's probably why your Windows numbers are such a large %

On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 10:35 PM, Bill Kendrick <nbs@sonic.net> wrote:
> I spent a lot of this evening futzing with OpenOffice.org Calc, and
> generated the following PDF, based on download statistics for the last
> 9 versions of Tux Paint (incl. the current, which will hopefully soon be
> retired).
>  http://www.newbreedsoftware.com/bill/news/images/tuxpaint-download-breakdown-20090528.pdf
> The original reason I did this was because the fellow who packages RPMs for
> me asked whether the very old versions of RedHat that he's been building
> packages for are actually worth supporting.  Well, apparently a few 100 people
> still use it.  (That's not much compared to the over 920,000 downloads that
> the latest version has seen, but it's not like we're doing anything
> complex to continue supporting the older platforms... mostly just building
> packages.)
> Sadly, Windows downloads blows everyone else out the window (86% of all DLs).
> Mac OS X is in 2nd place (but far behind at 11%).  Note, however, that this
> is only download statistics from SourceForge.net.  It doesn't count all those
> ASUS EeePCs that came with Tux Paint pre-installed, or people downloading
> Tux Paint for Debian and Ubuntu using 'apt-get'/etc. :)
> But, other than having Tux Paint "phone home" (and even then, that wouldn't
> necessarily count OEM installs, or people using it w/o network access),
> there's not much I can do to aggregate anything _close_ to a 'real' total
> for the number of downloads.
> All I can say is:  "at _least_ X". :)
> So in the last 5.75 years, the last 9 versions of Tux Paint were
> downloaded over 3.1 million times, and it's highly probably that
> nearly a 3rd of that has been in the last 11 months. :)
> We're "averaging" at least 2,700 downloads per day.
> (i.e., if you take the number of times the latest version was
> downloaded and divide it by the number of days the version has been
> around.)
> Whew. Fun. :)  Time for bed soon, I think.
> --
> -bill!
> Sent from my computer
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