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Gramps Downloads (since: 2001/04/21): as five people have either commented and or emailed asking about popularity of addons and or count of downloads for them in the past here is a summary of what I know.
=== Gramps Downloads (since: 2001/04/21) ===
 
The Gramps Project has broken the multi-million download milestone( Total: 2,429,358 (as at 2021-05-13) ).
 
The shown total downloads is not an indication of the active userbase.
 
* [ ]Write up a blog post or wiki page or just leave here.
* [ ]create an issue to hold the csv files.
* [ ]create a Graph to plot downloads overtime.
 
 
Here is my attempt at gathering the statistics required to answer how many download to date.
 
The "[https://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/user-base User Base]" - is the number of people who use a particular product or service, especially one available on the Internet
 
 
It is very difficult to estimate userbase as you get many different types of users
 
* One time users who download and install Gramps and find it is not for them.
* Long term users.
* Alot of the downloads will be for users upgrading existing installations
 
 
Download Statistics commence from when the Gramps project started 2001/04/21.
 
A further break down of downloads is possible by (but I won't be doing that):
* Supplied by project (Source code for manual installation)
* Linux/OpenBSD etc
** Supplied by volunteers to the project for download
** Supplied by directly from the distribution website
* Microsoft Windows
** Supplied by volunteers to the project for download
** Legacy version from portableapps.com
* Apple MacOS
** Supplied by volunteers to the project for download
====Downloads Result Table====
 Information gathered from the sources shown that list download statistics from Links to website you can download gramps from [ ] Possibly many other sites that host For the various Gramps files for downloads! In a lot of case a much older versions, I've attempted to contact the websites to update to the current version at leastprogram installers
{| class="wikitable sortable"
! Total || - || - || 2021-05-13 || 2,429,358 || <- Manual count ||
|}
 
The Gramps Project has broken the multi-million download milestone( Total: 2,429,358 (as at 2021-05-13) ).
 
Information was gathered from the sources shown that list download statistics from Links to website you can download Gramps from
 
The shown total downloads is not an indication of the active userbase.
 
* [ ]Write up a blog post or wiki page or just leave here.
* [ ]create an issue to hold the csv files.
* [ ]create a Graph to plot downloads overtime.
* [ ]Contact sites that host older versions of the Gramps files for downloads and ask them to update to the current version at least.
 
Here is my attempt at gathering the statistics required to answer how many download to date.
 
The "[https://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/user-base User Base]" - is the number of people who use a particular product or service, especially one available on the Internet
 
 
It is very difficult to estimate userbase as you get many different types of users
 
* One time users who download and install Gramps and find it is not for them.
* Long term users.
* Alot of the downloads will be for users upgrading existing installations
 
 
Download Statistics commence from when the Gramps project started 2001/04/21.
 
A further break down of downloads is possible by (but I won't be doing that):
* Supplied by project (Source code for manual installation)
* Linux/OpenBSD etc
** Supplied by volunteers to the project for download
** Supplied by directly from the distribution website
* Microsoft Windows
** Supplied by volunteers to the project for download
** Legacy version from portableapps.com
* Apple MacOS
** Supplied by volunteers to the project for download
 
====Addon downloads and popularity====
As a number of people have [https://github.com/gramps-project/addons-source/pull/124#issuecomment-371301127 commented] and or raised the issue directly with me via email here is a summary of what I know:
 
;Question: Does the Gramps project know which addons are the most popular and are download statistics available?
 
;Answer: Addon downloads are not tracked and there are no plans to track them due to privacy and technical issues (see below). Even if addon downloads where tracked it would only represent a small percentage of users who check for addons!
 
;Question: Why?
 
;Answer: Github counts downloads via its releases section page only for normal downloads of files. But not for the way Gramps addon downloads are done as they are binary files that only sit in a second git repository itself in a directory per grampsXX release called download and not on the addon releases page, this is no different to the way the gramps addons were downloaded from the previous sourceforge website.
 
We use two addons repositories the first is for the source code where addon developers can have access
 
https://github.com/gramps-project/addons-source
 
the second is for the generated/built addons downloads and is restricted to a small group of people to attempt to avoid any security or malicious code issues, this repository is what the Gramps program is pointed at and checks for updates:
 
https://github.com/gramps-project/addons
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