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From Juergen Schmidt <jogischm...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: Distribution of Windows versions
Date Wed, 28 Mar 2012 20:13:51 GMT
On Wednesday, 28. March 2012 at 22:03, Dennis E. Hamilton wrote:
> To calibrate this a little better, what are
> 
> 1. the absolute number that 100% is, and
> 2. the range of calendar dates over which these statistics were derived?
> 
It doesn't really matter if we can't answer the question:

Is anybody interested to fix Win 2000 bugs? 

If nobody is interested to develop actively on this platform it is useless to test it or spent
any time on this platform.

we have much more important things to do...

Just my 2 cents

Juergen

 
> - Dennis 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rob Weir [mailto:robweir@apache.org] 
> Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 12:10
> To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Distribution of Windows versions
> 
> On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 1:57 PM, Kevin Sisco <kevinsisco61784@gmail.com>wrote:
> 
> > Okay so all this data really tells us is that more people download on
> > windows 7. Does this really mean we should stop supporting windows
> > 2000 all together?
> > 
> 
> If "support" means anything, it means that someone has volunteered to test
> the platform and confirm that we work, and if there are gross errors with
> installing or running on that platform, then we treat them as release
> blockers.
> 
> But if no one volunteers to do that work, then I think we should not say we
> support Windows 2000.
> 
> What the 0.14% figure means to me is that I feel less bad if we say that we
> do not support Windows 2000.
> 
> -Rob
> 
> 
> > On 3/28/12, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
> > > There was a question in an earlier thread on whether we should still
> > > support Windows 2000. It was an open question whether we had many users
> > > 
> > 
> > on
> > > that platform.
> > > 
> > > Here are the numbers we have, based on downloads. Note that we can only
> > > figure out what platform a user was on when they downloaded OpenOffice.
> > > 
> > 
> > It
> > > is entirely possible for someone to download from a Windows 7 machine and
> > > then install it onto a Windows 2000 machine. We have no easy way to
> > > measure that. However, that should be small compared to the number of
> > > users who download onto the same machine they will be installing onto.
> > > 
> > > Win7 57.32%
> > > XP 31.37%
> > > Vista 10.07%
> > > NT 0.76%
> > > 2003 Server 0.32%
> > > 2000 0.14%
> > > 98 0.02%
> > > CE 0.00%
> > > 
> > 
> > 
> 
> 
> 



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