Download stats

Ian Lynagh igloo at
Wed Feb 9 08:50:28 EST 2005

On Wed, Feb 09, 2005 at 01:11:34PM -0000, Simon Marlow wrote:
> For the forthcoming 6.4 release, we'd like to get a rough idea of
> download statistics, at least from  Both Simon & I are too
> busy/lazy (delete as applicable) to do this ourselves, and we don't know
> the best tools to use (grep|wc on the access_log is a bit too crude - we
> want to exclude things like partial downloads except when the download
> was completed later, etc.).  Of course, if we can get or estimate
> download statistics for other sources of GHC too, that would be great.

You can see how the number of Debian ghc6 users with the
popularity-contest package installed has varied with time here:

You can also compare, e.g., the number of people with ghc6, ghc5, nhc98
and hugs installed:

There is some other info on too, e.g. shows that ghc6 is about 5329 of
18122 if your order packages by number of installations today.

Of course, we only get numbers from those users who opt in by installing
popularity-contest, which makes drawing conclusions from it harder  :-)


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