Monday, March 10, 2008

Some statistics

We are about to get into the 4rd release cycle (so far we have packaged for Dapper, Edgy, Gutsy), it is a good time to provide some statistics on database records.

500 applications
During Hardy's release we should check the applications list for applications which had no release on the past year, there is probably some repackaging effort required for some applications which already have build rules and should be trivial to update.

10115 registered users
We have a great user base we clearly lack user oriented features, the ability to vote applications is a long requested feature, release reviews could also be an important resource. Unfortunately there is no estimated time for implementation, life is busy.

12 mirrors, providing around 9 GB/day
There is an increasing concern with the files total size which is now exceeding the 10 GB, unfortunately the current files structure is not release based which makes it hard to do a release specific clean-up, this will be improved for Hardy releases, we should expect a major clean-up for Hardy+1. Related to the disk space concern is the ability to provide some of the huge game packages, right now the recommended approach is to use a meta-package that will install the data packages from one of the game official mirrors.

1176 application description translations
Despite the lack of improvements on the site internationalization support there has been a significant use of the applications translation feature.

4 comments:

Peter van der Does said...

Great info Joao.
I always wondered what our stats were.

Festor said...

One question .. translations are saved with each release of Ubuntu or risk losing them?

João Pinto said...

festor,
translations are associated with the applications, not with releases, this means they are always kept.

Makuta said...

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