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From "Conor MacNeill" <co...@cortexebusiness.com.au>
Subject RE: Current Ant Install base ?
Date Tue, 31 Jul 2001 03:42:12 GMT
Butch,

It is impossible to know the full extent of Ant's install base, but I can
give you some numbers (Thanks to Craig), and some links which may give you
some feel for Ant's usage.

Check this link
http://jakarta.apache.org/builds/gump/latest/
It shows the build results for a number of open source projects, all built
with Ant.

Ant has the third biggest mailing list size on Jakarta. The following are
the subscriber numbers for the top 3

              dev     user

  ant         545      986
  struts      695     1434
  tomcat     1092     2250

As far as I can tell, there were about 21000 downloads of Ant 1.3 binary in
July and 23000 in June. Those figure cover just the binary downloads from
Ant's build area on jakarta.apache.org. I have no idea how many users may
share a download within an organization, nor where Ant may be mirrored, nor
how many projects may include Ant in the form of a jar, etc.

So we are averaging about 700 downloads a day for a 5 month old release.

Conor


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Butch Clark [mailto:butch.clark@corp.usa.net]
> Sent: Monday, 30 July 2001 10:41 AM
> To: ant-user@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject: Current Ant Install base ?
>
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>
> Anyone have a guess as to how many people are using Ant now - or how many
> downloads there have been?
>
> B.
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