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Re: Request for an Academical Research -- users number

From: Kevin Puetz <puetzk_at_puetzk.org>
Date: 2005-03-26 20:56:19 CET

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> On Mar 24, 2005, at 10:10 AM, Francesco Di Cerbo wrote:
>> I'm writing to this mailing list owners to ask how many people this
>> mailing list reaches, and, if available, average number of downloads
>> per
>> release.
> The users@subversion.tigris.org has about 2000 subscribers, and is a
> list for users to get technical support with Subversion.
> The dev@subversion.tigris.org list has about 900 subscribers, and is a
> list for discussing Subversion's development.

I at least, and probably many others, read the mailing lists through gmane
without being directly subscribed. So this is going to be a low count.

> There's nothing measuring the number of downloads. Most people don't
> download the sourcecode through the Subversion website. The vast
> majority probably get this software through their OS distribution
> system (e.g. "apt-get", ports tree, fink, etc.)

There was the recent thread "Subversion Public DAV Servers growing
exponentially" (http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2005-03/0510.shtml) which
had some numbers on public deployments of mod_dav_svn. Not sure what the
sampling method was, but it might be worth checking out.


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