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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Stats on OS being used

From: <cross-project-issues-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx> on behalf of Mat Booth <mat.booth@xxxxxxxxxx>
Reply-To: Cross project issues <cross-project-issues-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 1:20 PM
To: Cross project issues <cross-project-issues-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Stats on OS being used

On 18 November 2015 at 16:24, Eike Stepper <stepper@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
This is what I figured for Mars (incl. milestones):

win32: 9,000,000
macos: 740,000
linux: 800,000

Cheers
/Eike


 I'm surprised by this, I always expect Linux to be under-represented by download stats due to distro packaging.

While that’s true, I don’t think Debian/Ubuntu/Mint have very up-to-date packages so those users have to download the latest from eclipse.org. And with apologies to our friends from Red Hat, Debian based distros still lead by a long shot.

In the past, the Mac numbers were very low compared to Linux. Interesting to see it catch up. It is a platform for our future growth and I think we need to make sure it’s getting enough love. It’s funny, but you go to EclipseCon and I see way more Mac’s than other platforms so you’d think that would already be the case.

Doug.