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From Wolf Halton <wolf.hal...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Download count = 9 099 712
Date Tue, 24 Jul 2012 22:43:01 GMT
On Jul 24, 2012 8:46 AM, "Rob Weir" <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
>
> On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 6:21 AM, Wolf Halton <wolf.halton@gmail.com>
wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 9:18 AM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
> >
> >> So we're getting close now to the 10M mark.  It looks like we'll be
> >> there in time for the AOO 3.4.1 release announcement.
> >>
> >> -Rob
> >>
> >
> > Are we going to continue the count into 3.4.x...n? or restart at 3.4.1
and
> > again at 3.4.2 and again at 3.4.3 etc.
> > Restart the count at 3.5?
> >
>
> I'll count the data at a fine-grained level.  Since AOO 3.4.1 has
> different file names than AOO 3.4.0, it is trivial to distinguish
> them.  But I can also distinguish AOO 3.4.1 downloads that come from
> AOO 3.4.0 upgrades versus someone downloading AOO 3.4.1 as their first
> install.
>
> So for reporting it depends on whether we want to report downloads
> counts or users counts.  If we wanted to estimate the number of AOO
> users, it would be something like:
>
> User count = AOO 3.4.0 downloads + AOO 3.4.1 downloads - (AOO
> 3.4.0->AOO 3.4.1 upgrades)
>
> Reporting download counts is fine as well, but it that number is
> sensitive to the upgrade frequency.  So imagine you really have 1
> million actual users, but you come out with a new release every month.
>  Then over a 6 month period you will show a download count of around 6
> million, but still have only 1 million users.  So getting impressive,
> but meaningless, download numbers is simple.  But a high download
> count, caused by upgrade churning, is not really relevant.
>
> So maybe we want to report two figures:  cumulative downloads for
> 3.4.x, as well as estimated user counts.
>
> -Rob
>
>
> > -Wolf
> >
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The larger the array of data points, the more potentially interesting the
visual chart.

Wolf

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