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Re: interesting statistics

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 14:49:31 -0400

"Hyrum K. Wright" <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu> writes:
> I'm actually surprised that the command line client dominates as much
> as it does. That may be a reflection of googlecode's target audience,
> though.

I don't believe that statistic, as a description of user experience.

Anyone writing a batch file (say, to regularly pull and build a branch)
is usually going to use the command-line client, for example. So I
doubt that those user-agent strings reflect what humans are doing
interactively.

-K

> On Apr 16, 2009, at 10:02 AM, C. Michael Pilato wrote:
>
>> Who knows why one client is used more than another, really? Ben's
>> reporting
>> numbers which are, I'm guessing, based solely on counts of HTTP
>> requests.
>>
>> For example, could it be that SvnKit is what finds the greatest use in
>> continuous build tools? If a continuous build tool is routinely
>> polling a
>> repository for changes, it could rack up more hits than the more
>> intentional
>> usage of TortoiseSVN.
>>
>>
>> Lieven Govaerts wrote:
>>> Interesting! I expected TortoiseSVN being used much more than SvnKit,
>>> but that's apparently only in corporate environments.
>>> Or is there an extraordinary high amount of Java projects hosted on
>>> googlecode?
>>>
>>> Lieven
>>>
>>> On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 4:44 PM, Ben Collins-Sussman
>>> <sussman_at_red-bean.com> wrote:
>>>> googlecode gets a huge amount of svn traffic. I was looking at log
>>>> statistics, specifically at aggregated user-agent: strings. Here's
>>>> the relative popularity of different svn clients:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> cmdline 65%
>>>> SvnKit 15%
>>>> Tortoise 8%
>>>> SharpSvn 1%
>>>> other 11% (too many useragent micro-variants to count)
>>>>
>>>> cmdline breakdown:
>>>>
>>>> 1.6.x 5%
>>>> 1.5.x 50%
>>>> 1.4.x 30%
>>>> older 15%
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>>
>> --
>> C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
>> CollabNet <> www.collab.net <> Distributed Development On
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