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From Maho NAKATA <m...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Download count = 9 099 712
Date Fri, 24 Aug 2012 00:24:46 GMT
Hi, 
https://blogs.apache.org/OOo/
> This maintenance release builds upon the success of Apache OpenOffice 3.4.0, which has
been downloaded
> over 12 million times by users in 228 countries
thanks
 Nakata Maho

From: Maho NAKATA <maho@apache.org>
Subject: Re: Download count = 9 099 712
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 09:20:49 +0900 (JST)

> 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
>>>> >
>>>> > --
>>>> > This Apt Has Super Cow Powers - http://sourcefreedom.com
>>>> > Open-Source Software in Libraries - http://FOSS4Lib.org
>>>> > Advancing Libraries Together - http://LYRASIS.org
>>>> > 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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