On Sat, Jul 01, 2006 at 01:05:12PM +0200, Matiphas wrote:
Le samedi 01 juillet 2006 ?? 09:41 +0200, Ralf Stephan a ??crit :
> > Due to the 0.44 release, it has surpassed many other famous projects.
> Disagree. The change happened weeks before the prereleases where
> there was one surge in web activity which never really disappeared.
> My guess is we won some (unknown to me) community at that time.
There's a potential explanation : the work done by Chrisjia. Translation
of Inkscape in Chinese may have opened some doors :)
I looked into how the stats are scored a while back. They use a
logarithmic method of scoring, but they sum from several different
items. Thus, going from 10 to 100 downloads increases your score the
same amount as going from 10,000 to 100,000 downloads.
So actually, while download numbers help, also look at large increases
in other SF things. For instance, increased use of the tracker (due to
translators posting patches, or new users reporting bugs) could be
contributing more to our score than the raw download numbers.