Ion user count (was: Ion3 wishlist)
On Fri, 4 Jun 2004 12:04:57 +0300, Tuomo Valkonen wrote
> On Fri, May 14, 2004 at 10:05:10AM +0200, Karl HasselstrЖm wrote:
> > On 2004-05-14 01:20:58 +0300, Tuomo Valkonen wrote:
> > > The goal of Ion is to boldly go where no window manager has gone
> > > before :). The number of users is secondary to that. How many are
> > > there anyway?
> > Do you know how many people are subscribed to this mailing list?
> > That'll probably be a lower bound that's not too pessimistic.
> I put a (quick&dirty) counter on the Ion web page a few hours after the
> release of ion-2-20040601. The count now after about two and a half
> days is about 1300. Subtracting the little over 200 hits through
> freshmeat <http://freshmeat.net/project-stats/view/4502/> that can
> be due to random surfers, taking into account the simple counter with
> a race condition the fact that the counter wasn't put there immediately
> after the release, that there surely are lots of users that are not yet
> aware of the release, some of which rather apt-get install ion2
> (part of which visit the web page nevertheless and part who don't),
> and people otherwise discovering Ion now, I would (waving hands a
> good deal here) say it is safe to assume that there are at least a
> 1000 users.
There is certainly many more than 1000 users based on your statistics...
I use Ion on multiple machines, the guy who got me to use Ion a while ago
uses it, and my boss who I've converted uses it - and none of us have
updated/have gone to the web page in a while... I doubt we are an isolated
case... Oh, I should also mention my grandmother uses Ion (tabs are a lot
easier to explain than moving around windows), and I can guarantee to you,
she has neither updated to a newer version nor gone to the page. ;)