Cygwin Statistics and curiosity
Tue May 1 23:22:00 GMT 2018
On Tue, May 1, 2018 at 7:49 AM, Marco Atzeri <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> following a unpleasant discussion about cygwin usability
> I wondered how many users cygwin have.
Younger people seem to prefer MSYS due to its use of pacman.
Admittedly, it is very convenient. Otherwise Cygwin (or MSYS) has
always been accepted (at least amongst everyone I talk to) as a
Even if the updates aren't automatic due to the DLL issue, a CLI
interface to the updater would help.
> I decided to look at cygwin web server statistics for setup
> download to have some basic data.
> The web server log are stored for 12 weeks and I see that the number of
> download per week of setup-x86_64.exe are relative stable.
> cygwin-combined_log-20180204.gz 94749
> cygwin-combined_log-20180211.gz 92740
> cygwin-combined_log-20180218.gz 82597
> cygwin-combined_log-20180225.gz 92420
> cygwin-combined_log-20180304.gz 101957
> cygwin-combined_log-20180311.gz 98670
> cygwin-combined_log-20180318.gz 97539
> cygwin-combined_log-20180325.gz 98178
> cygwin-combined_log-20180401.gz 96515
> cygwin-combined_log-20180408.gz 90326
> cygwin-combined_log-20180415.gz 95458
> cygwin-combined_log-20180422.gz 92738
> with an average 94490 download per week.
> For the 32bit version the number instead are
> around a quarter of the 64bit one.
> cygwin-combined_log-20180204.gz 23567
> cygwin-combined_log-20180211.gz 31473
> cygwin-combined_log-20180218.gz 35067
> cygwin-combined_log-20180225.gz 27618
> cygwin-combined_log-20180304.gz 26236
> cygwin-combined_log-20180311.gz 31383
> cygwin-combined_log-20180318.gz 27372
> cygwin-combined_log-20180325.gz 23872
> cygwin-combined_log-20180401.gz 20486
> cygwin-combined_log-20180408.gz 21647
> cygwin-combined_log-20180415.gz 21793
> cygwin-combined_log-20180422.gz 21563
> with an average 26006 download per week.
> So in total we have around 120 K download per week
> of the two setup exe's
> As curiosity the raw data of x86 download were
> very high in February due to a single
> Windows 98 in Japan that was downloading 201122
> times in a week the setup-x86.exe
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