RE: we need a release announcement -- soon [source material]
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> From: Thomas Bushnell, BSG [mailto:tb@MIT.EDU]
> Sent: Friday, August 04, 2000 10:20 AM
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> Subject: Re: we need a release announcement -- soon [source material]
> > > This number is at least 7113 according to the http log on saens.
> > And that's just the main ftp site.. So I guess it's be safe to say
> > "tens of thousands of testers"? (Would be cool if we could pump it up to
> > "hundreds of thousands" though.)
> It's also a little inflated, in my case at least.
> My laptop has lived on dozens of addresses, and fetched the potato
> package list on almost each one...
You're right. Why not count the base-system fetches?
> Also, not every machine represents a different tester...
But more machines mean either more day-to-day users or different
kinds of installations (server, devel box, desktop, ...)
In both cases the machine aids the testing process