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gorcutt

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How many Coppermine installations around?
« on: May 04, 2006, 03:30:49 pm »

Hi, do you have any idea or some statistics of how many installations of Coppermine Gallery around the world? Just curious!
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Re: How many Coppermine installations around?
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2006, 07:32:15 pm »

Maybe the older (and wiser) dev team members have a better idea . . .  If you look at the Downloads page, you can see that there are over 17000 downloads of the latest version (1.4.5) in the last 2 weeks since it was released.  So that may give you some idea of how many Copperminers there are that keep their installations up-to-date plus those new people who happened to stop by during the past 2 weeks.  There are also a good number of people who have older versions running and haven't updated judging by the posts on the older-version boards.

Of course people who download Coppermine don't necessarily decide to use it.  Since there is no big-brother or call-home feature in Coppermine, we really don't know.
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Re: How many Coppermine installations around?
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2006, 08:03:27 am »

try googling for "Powered by Coppermine" - for me, there are more than 10 million hits in google's database. This doesn't represent the actual number of installs of course, but it should give you a rough idea of the popularity.
Paver is of course correct: unlike other apps (particularly commercial products), Coppermine doesn't contain code that allows tracking. One of the drawbacks of this policy is that we can't tell how popular coppermine actually is, but that's OK: we don't have a marketing department that would be keen to know such numbers ;). Tracking code would damage our reputation in the open source community and could even be abused by attackers, that's why coppermine doesn't contain that sort of code.
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Re: How many Coppermine installations around?
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2006, 08:37:19 pm »

Agree with both. Another point to be considered is that there are web providers that already provide Coppermine for their users, especially those that use cPanel / Fantastico.
Thanks for your replies.
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