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From Maho NAKATA <m...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Download count = 9 099 712
Date Fri, 24 Aug 2012 00:20:49 GMT
Hi Rob,

Did you announce 10M downloads of AOO 3.4.0??

Thanks
 Nakata Maho

From: Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org>
Subject: Re: Download count = 9 099 712
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2012 19:24:44 -0400

> On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 6:43 PM, Wolf Halton <wolf.halton@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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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>>> > Apache Open Office Developer wolfhalton@apache.org
>>
>> The larger the array of data points, the more potentially interesting the
>> visual chart.
>>
> 
> Yes.  O'Reilly has a new book on D3 graphics.  I just got a copy.  A
> lot of potential there:
> 
> https://github.com/mbostock/d3/wiki/Gallery
> 
> Of course, getting graphics like that into AOO itself would be better
> than putting it on our website.
> 
> -Rob
> 
>> Wolf
> 

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