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From Roberto Galoppini <>
Subject Re: Download stats script (in progress)
Date Fri, 11 May 2012 18:58:08 GMT
On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 5:06 AM, Rob Weir <> wrote:

> SourceForge has a nice REST API to query for download stats and return
> them in JSON objections.  Unfortunately, our directory structure for
> AOO 3.4 is rather odd, with English downloads in one place,
> translations in another directory, and mixing hashes, installs and
> languages packs altogether.  So getting these stats is a little
> painful.  You can't just get the numbers of a single directory and be
> done.  It is more complicated than that.
> Also, the SF API seems to be rate limited, or at least I'm getting
> errors if I query it too much.  That's understandable.

Rob, can provide me with more info about this, so that we can investigate
it further?
We plan to share some stats figures next week, as we did previously for
Extensions and Templates.



> So.... I'm coding a simple download stats app, in python, that will
> collect together all the relevant stats and produce reports.  It
> caches on disk JSON objects that have already been retrieved, which
> eliminates the throttling issues as well as greatly improves
> performance.
> Not quite done, but I'll check it in (where?) when it is fully
> debugged and validated.  My goal is to have solid numbers for the one
> week mark next Tuesday.  And from what I'm seeing so far, the numbers
> will be amazing.
> But two quick questions to help me finish this:
> 1) Historically, what did OOo report as "downloads"?  Was this just a
> count of full installs?  Or language packs as well?
> 2) It is easy to produce downloads by language and platform, since our
> installs are already defined that way.  But I can also report
> per-country.  Is that interesting to anyone?   For example, in Canada,
> the most popular downloads are X, Y, Z.
> -Rob

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